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Bob Marley Day celebration is Feb. 6

Published: January 31, 2020 Author: Laura Ndoigo

The Ohio University Caribbean Scholars Association and International Student Union have organized a Bob Marley Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Baker University Center 219. The event will honor the life and legacy of the late reggae musician Bob Marley on his 75th birthday.

Marley is a globally recognized singer and songwriter from Jamaica who used his music for his activism work as well as to spread peace and love. He is considered one of the pioneers of reggae music. He is also considered a symbol of Jamaican culture.

The displays at the event will feature Marley’s biography, global impact, albums and quotes. There also will be books written about him by many authors. His music will be playing throughout the event and video clips from his documentaries will be shown. Jamaican dishes will be served for lunch.

“There is so much to know about him and we want people to understand what he represented,” said Anna-Kaye Rowe, CSA president and teaching assistant in OHIO’s Global Leadership Center. “He was not just a musician; he was a unifying force and his entire vision was that his music will live on.” 

This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to this event, the Caribbean Scholars Association will be host, “When Black Does Crack,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The event will address mental health in the black community. More details will be shared at a later date.