Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl Party: Trench Town Rock!

February 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

There are two things that are special about Sunday February 6 this year. One, it’s Super Bowl Sunday (in the US). Two, it’s Bob Marley’s Birthday! So, with all the usual parties, gatherings and “socials” that happen on that day, how about joining in on “Trench Town Rock,” an all-day Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl watch party at Ras Lounge in Northwest Washington, DC? Dera Tompkins of I & I Productions first started celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday in DC in 1982, when she broadcast a two hour-long radio special on WPFW 89.3 FM. In 1983 she organized the first party in celebration of his birthday, and has been « Read the rest of this entry »

Rita Marley’s Lifetime Commitment to Marcus Garvey

November 16, 2010 § 5 Comments

Rita Marley

Rita Marley, reggae artist and humanitarian, and widow of Reggae icon Bob Marley, sat in regal serenity at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala in Washington, DC last week, giving little inkling of the true fighter that she is. For her passion and dedication to social justice and equal rights, she was being honored with the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Caribbean Studies. For Rita Marley – born Alpharita Anderson in Santiago, Cuba, raised in Trench Town, Jamaica and now living in Ghana – there is a special gratification to this honor.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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