Cuban musicians will join members of the Canadian Jamaica to Toronto project in Havana on Oct. 22 at a concert dedicated to Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Marley on the 30th anniversary of his death, local media reported Sunday.
Paul Everton and Dave West, members of the Jamaica to Toronto project, will be among the invited guests at the “Paul does Marley y La Academia” show, to be held at the Fine Arts Theater, Cuban percussionist Ruy Lopez Nusa, one of the organizers, announced.
Lopez Nusa said that the original idea for the tribute came from Everton, who made the suggestion “as a sign of the brotherhood, solidarity and musical richness that distinguishes us among the peoples of the region.”
Robert Nesta Marley Booker, born Feb. 6, 1945, died of cancer in 1981 at age 36 and is internationally known in the music world as the most famous reggae performer. Among his greatest hits are songs such as “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman, No Cry” and, together with The Wailers, the group he headed, “Three Little Birds.”
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