For Immediate Release:
(Kingston, Jamaica) February 1, 2024
The annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley (OM) will once again take place on February 6th, the anniversary of his birth. This year, the Marley Family and the Bob Marley Group of Companies honor the Jamaican musical icon’s 79th birthday with a full schedule of events under the theme ‘One Love 79’ – incorporating the timeless classic and BBC-designated ‘Song of the 20th Century,’ “One Love.”
Bob Marley Group of Companies CEO, Cedella Marley, says “Each year we look forward to honoring my dad in a way that highlights his legacy and is inclusive of our extended family, friends, and fans from around the globe. More than a song title, “One Love” is a timeless call to the world, and sums up the spirit and the genius that is Bob Marley.”
Fans worldwide are invited to watch the entire slate of festivities, including an encore presentation of the ‘One Love 79’ concert, by tuning in to the live stream on the Tuff Gong TV YouTube channel, which will run all day starting at 7am Eastern on Tuesday, February 6th. The livestream, hosted by media personalities Alaine Laughton and Tamoy Campbell, will treat viewers to a host of musical and other activities, as well as birthday greetings from around the world. The livestream will also include exclusive performances by Masicka, Protoje, Kes, Nadine Sutherland, Jesse Royal, Hector Roots Lewis, Queen Ifrica, Anthony B, Richie Spice, Christopher Martin, Cecile, Lutan Fyah and more.
‘ONE LOVE 79’ CONCERT
The cornerstone musical event of the birthday proceedings is the ‘One Love 79’ virtual concert, held at the famed Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston. Hosted by media personality Ron Muschette, and featuring several of Jamaica’s brightest talents including Chris Martin, Jesse Royal, Pam Hall, Lutan Fyah, Ce’cile, D’yani, and Yeza, the ‘One Love 79’ concert was broadcast live in North America on Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio (Channel 19) on SiriusXM and will be available on the SXM app. Photos are here
‘PEOPLE GET READY’ CONCERT
Viewers of the livestream will also witness a broadcast of the ‘People Get Ready’ concert at Main Street Rose Hall that featured Richie Spice, Queen Ifrica, Nadine Sutherland, and Black Am I. Photos are here
LET’S GET TOGETHER
The Bob Marley Museum, situated at the Gong’s former home at 56 Hope Road in Kingston annually draws fans from around the world seeking to honour Marley on his birthday. This year, there will be a live TV broadcast all day from 7am Eastern on Tuff Gong TV and Bob Marley socials in addition to a live radio broadcast on IRIE-FM, as well as a petting zoo, reading sessions, select artisans, giveaways, and special tours of the museum.
‘LIVE AT BOB’S’
Another special music presentation, ‘Live at Bob’s’ will unfold on the deck of the Marley Natural dispensary at the museum. This will feature emerging artists as well as winners of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) original songwriting competition.
EMANCIPATION PARK CONCERT
To wrap up the day of celebrations, the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, will present a Bob Marley tribute concert, live from Kingston’s Emancipation Park, beginning at 7pm on February 6. This will also be broadcast LIVE on Tuff Gong TV’s YouTube channel.
FEEL ALL RIGHT – SOCIAL UPLIFTMENT PROJECTS
Corporate partners are invited to take part in social upliftment activities by contributing to various projects supported by the Marley Group including: Equipment For Victoria Jubilee Hospital – JM$10.5 Million to help enhance healthcare with essential medical equipment, Renovation Of Dorm & Kitchen For Maxfield Park Children’s Home – JM$5 Million to help create comfortable living spaces for our children, Trench Town Basketball Court Makeover – JM$4 Million to help revitalize community sports and youth engagement. For more information, contact Alicia Williams at email@example.com to make donations and get involved.
About Tuff Gong International
Founded by cultural icon Bob Marley, Tuff Gong International is the legendary home of reggae music. The Jamaican born singer/songwriter’s life and music made a global impact that continues to influence pop culture to this day. Built under the stewardship of Rita Marley, Tuff Gong’s Kingston headquarters reflects their joint vision to use music as an instrument of inspiration and empowerment. The landmark compound includes a recording studio, music production, and distribution offices as well as the lone vinyl record pressing plant in the region. In addition to the flagship property at 220 Marcus Garvey Drive in Jamaica, Tuff Gong has now expanded its multimedia footprint to include Tuff Gong TV and a suite of channels on SiriusXM (Tuff Gong Radio, Tuff Soca, and Tuff Beats).