DIGICEL TO HOST BOB MARLEY’S 70TH ‘REDEMPTION LIVE’ CONCERT IN JAMAICA
Astar studded line-up of the Caribbean’s best musicians is gearing up to pay tribute to world reggae icon, Bob Marley at a free concert in celebration of what would have been his 70th birthday. It will be hosted by Digicel on Saturday 7th February, 2015 in downtown Kingston.
The concert, dubbed ‘Redemption Live’, will feature performances from Capleton, Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor, I-Octane, Judy Mowatt, Kabaka Pyramid, Marcia Griffiths, the Marley sons, Taurus Riley and Tessanne Chin along with some surprise performances. Last year, Digicel streamed the concert live to viewers from across the world. This year, it will be streamed live once again via Digicel Jamaica’s social media pages.
Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship, James Wynne, said: “Digicel is passionate about connecting our customers to their culture. With our live stream of the Bob Marley free concert in Kingston, we are bringing the once in a lifetime musical experience to fans across the globe in celebration of his 70th birthday. Bob’s life and musical journey continues to inspire millions across the world. He is one of the greatest musical icons of all time – his impact through his music goes beyond the shores of Jamaica and transcends social, racial and political boundaries. Digicel is delighted and honoured to be able to support Bob Marley’s legacy and to be a part of the celebrations.”
The Bob Marley Foundation General Manager, Marie Bruce, said: “We are thrilled by the line-up of artists scheduled to perform at the concert and we appreciate their support of the Honourable Robert Nesta Marley’s musical legacy. We are very happy to be partnering with Digicel to bring this celebration to the people for free. We have no doubt that this show will be a memorable one and so we invite everyone to join us on the waterfront in downtown Kingston and online as we celebrate together in One Love.”
The Digicel team participated in the Bob Marley birthday celebrations on Friday 6th February at the Bob Marley Museum, attended by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna.
The celebrations will culminate on 18th February with the annual ‘One Love’ Bob Marley football competition where masters and celebrities will face-off at the Harbour View Stadium.
Taurus Riley (above), Tessanne Chin (top right) and Marcia Griffiths among performers for “Redemption Live”