A TRIBUTE concert in honor of reggae legend Bob Marley is scheduled for Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) arrivals forecourt in Kingston tomorrow.
The show — slated to start at noon — will be co-hosted by Kingston & St Andrew Parish Office of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and Airports Authority of Jamaica.
Stephen Davidson, director of marketing and public relations at the JCDC, shared his thoughts behind the event.
“Bob Marley is one of our most treasured cultural icon and ambassador for Brand Jamaica. He is celebrated worldwide, but it is even more important that we celebrate him at home. It is important that his legacy be passed on to the younger generation through the arts. We are pleased to have the support of the Bob Marley Foundation in adding to the excites events planned to celebrate Bob Marley,” Davidson told Sunday Observer yesterday.
“There will also be an interactive display on the life and work of this great Jamaica cultural, musical icon.”
Expected to perform tomorrow are: Everton Pessoa, 2011 Festival Song Winner; Tevin Henry, a former children gospel finalist; Calabar High School choir, and Dunoon Technical performing arts.
Davidson said other concerts will be held on the day.
“In addition to the tribute concert at the airport, similar concerts will be held on Monday at the Scotiabank in Spanish Town at 12:30 pm, and the Morant Bay Primary School at 8:30 am,” he said.
Marley, who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday tomorrow, died in May 1981. He was 36.
— Brian Bonitto