Tribute Concert for Bob Marley in Cuba

Jamaica’s reggae legend Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley will be remembered in Cuba this month as Cuban musicians join the members of the project Jamaica to Toronto, Paul Everton and Dave West, for the “Paul does Marley y La Academia” concert. The concert will be held on October 22, 2011, at the Theater of Fine Arts in Havana.

“Paul does Marley and La Academia,” considered a world premiere, is a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the physical disappearance of the inspiring composer and singer Bob Marley (1974-1981). In a statement, López-Nussa, a Cuban percussionist and one of the organizers for the show, said the original idea for the tribute came from [Paul] Everton, who made the suggestion “as a sign of the brotherhood, solidarity and musical richness that distinguishes us among the peoples of the region.”

The organizers will put together a CD with songs by Bob Marley, arranged by Roberto García, which will fuse reggae with different genres of music (like rumba, yoruba, abakua, chachachá and jazz), López-Nussa told Prensa Latina.

Robert Nesta Marley Booker, born February 6, 1945, died of cancer in 1981 at age 36 and is internationally known in the music world as the most famous reggae performer.

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