Bob Marley’s Life and Vision to Be Celebrated in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia – Danny Glover, India Arie, Angelique Kidjo, Shaggy, Luciano, and
others will
join Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Rita
Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt on the stage, at a symposium and
on the streets of Addis Ababa and Shashemane from 1-13 February for the
Honor Rebel Robert Nesta (Bob
) Marley’s 60th birthday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The Bob and Rita Marley Foundations, partners, fans, friends and family
plan to participate at various venues in the capital of Africa and home to
the African Union, one of the sponsors of this event, for a month of
festivities that will address issues such as HIV/AIDS, war, poverty while
raising funds for Tsunami Relief in Somalia, Shashemane Medical Center and
a Bob Marley Youth Development Center in downtown Addis Ababa.

Speaking in Addis Ababa today, Dr Desta Meghoo-Peddie, Managing Director of
the Bob Marley Foundation said: “The Marley family is committed to
progressing Bob’s legacy as a champion for human rights. The Africa Unite
event will honor the patriarch and strengthen all those who work so hard
to fulfill the same vision. We invite the world to celebrate with us in
refueling the spirit that will unify Africa, her sons and daughters in the
Diaspora and work towards ending violence, poverty, injustice and

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.