By Pinehas Nakaziko WINDHOEK-Local artists, DJs and Reggae music lovers gathered on Saturday in the Boiler Room at the Warehouse Theatre to celebrate and pay tribute to the late Bob Marley. Marley, who died in May 11, 1981, leaving a huge success when it comes to reggae music, which people still celebrate today, was born on February 6, 1945, hence the tribute on Saturday, February 8. With a jam session by DJs, live performances by different reggae music groups on the night. The event also included different activities such as dancing competitions and champagnes tots to toast the music legend’s birthday. Live performances included comedians such as Onesmus Uupindi, also known as Slick the Dick performing some of Marley’s songs. Soul Session DJs Loudima Dreamer and Beat Slanger were up in the mix all night long, keeping it strictly reggae music. Bob Marley was born as Nesta Robert Marley in Jamaica and became a singer and songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. He started out with his singing early in 1963 with the group known as The Wailers. He forged a distinctive song writing and vocal style that was later resonated with audiences worldwide. The Wailers went on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career, which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality. Andrias Mbago, who was also seen at the occasion, spoke highly of Marley as a real hero. He says it’s always a good thing to pay tribute to important people in the world. “This gives out a strong impression to people who are affected by Marley’s death,” he says.
New Era Reporter
2014-02-14 10:31:11 5 years ago