Mar­ley, Chileans

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Adrian Frater News Editor

THE PUL­SAT­ING reg­gae-flavoured beat float­ing through the train in the un­der­ground tun­nels of the Metro sub­way in San­ti­ago, Chile, im­me­di­ately caught my at­ten­tion. And so did a red, gold and green knap­sack with a pic­ture of Ja­maican icon Bob Mar­ley, puff­ing on one of his trade­mark gi­ant ganja spliffs.

The lanky singer with the raspy voice who had The Gleaner’s Adrian Frater (right) with a ven­dor in San­ti­ago, Chile, who was selling items re­lated to Bob Mar­ley and Ja­maica.

Gleaner editor ex­pe­ri­ences pos­i­tive re­ac­tion

curly dread­locks scat­tered over the ex­posed part of his head, was South Amer­i­can In­dian, but at first glance, he could have been mis­taken for Bri­tish deejay Dominic. He had the full at­ten­tion of passengers as his voice flowed melo­di­ously, as­sisted by the mi­cro­phone, small am­pli­fier and speaker box he had at­tached to his gui­tar.

I al­most for­got that I had ar­rived in Chile only 24 hours ear­lier and needed to pay keen at­ten­tion

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