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JCDC to host islandwide Bob Marley Symposia

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM


The 2010 Bob Marley Symposia, 'We Don't Need No Trouble - What We Need Is Love', begins today and continues until Friday. Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission andtheBobMarleyMuseum, the symposia will feature presentations in tribute to the late reggae icon by renowned musician Ibo Cooper, musician and producer Grub Cooper, Rev Dr Basil Chambers and Howard Hendricks. Also included in the symposia are the finals of the inaugural Bob Marley Secondary Schools Debate Competition and the Bob Marley Song Rearrangement Competition.

A total of four regional symposia will be hosted across the island, the first of which will be held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre inSt Andrewtoday, followed by the northern region symposium tomorrow at the College of Agricultural, Science and Education inPortland.

Symposia will also be held on Thursday and Friday at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Westmoreland, and the St Matthew's Anglican Church, St Elizabeth, respectively.


The Wolmer's Boys' School, Ardenne High, St Mary High, Marymount High,

Cornwall College and Little London High School are among the contenders in the final of the debating competition. They will argue the moots, 'Bob Marley's messages are more than social commentary but revolutionary' and 'Bob Marley's messages invoke more revolution than love' during the symposia.

The Bob Marley Song Rearrangement Competition will see choirs and ensembles from schools across the island remaking selected songs by Bob Marley.

The symposia are open to the public and admission is free.