Broadway spot remembered the death of Bob Marley in Tumu last night.
The proprietor of Broadway spot Mr Dan Hor dressed a bed with a replica of Bob Marley, laid on state at the entrance of the spot where revellers paid their respect.
This was in respect of a man who died almost 39 years ago yet many find a way to connect to through what his lovers say, is his songs described as inspiring.
Mr Dan was seen assisting the DJ played assorted reggae music for patrons where he asked the public “to listen to the lyrics of Bob Marley music which is pregnant with meaning and very philosophical lessons for the society, it teaches righteousness and will make you a better person tomorrow”. He added.
“I have done this over the years and this is the 7th time I am marking this because I am a reggae lover” .He argued Bob Marley impacted the world so much because he read wide and sang meaningful songs” and has urged the youth to read like Bob Marley did”.Mr Dan told the GNA.
Ras Ottokori; known in real life as, Bayugo Tanko John, himself a reggae musician and a cultural coordinator at the municipal education office, Tumu took turns and performed various renditions of Bob Marley songs including ‘three little birds’, ‘redemption song’ appealed to the youth churning out reggae music “to sing to the ills of society to cause change like Bob Marley did”.
He maintains his association with reggae music is borne out of the peace, unity, history, motivation and the education he and others preached.” Urging “use reggae music as a tool to sing to subject matters for change like let’s ‘come together’, unite and others said by late Bob Marley.
Reggae he said, stands for “religious exclusive gospel gun against evil”, Ras Ottokori defined.
When UNESCO announced recently that “ reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon”. The committee mentioned a number of artists from Bob Marley and Peter Tosh to Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Band.
According to Wikipedia Robert Nesta Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style. He died: May 11, 1981, at the University of Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida, United States.
He was Born: February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica, his Children includes: Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Rohan Marley, Ky-Mani.He had over 30 albums to his credit.