The Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark presents a free screening of BOB MARLEY: The Making of a Legend on Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m., hosted by Hot 105’s Tanto Irie of Reggae Runnins. Following the screening, Esther Anderson, Actress/Producer/Film Maker, will be joined by High Chief Nathaniel B. Styles, Jr. for a Q&A about the film and the legendary music icon.
The film highlights lost footage from Marley’s early career in the 1970s and charts his rise to international stardom.
Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley remains the most widely acclaimed, best-selling reggae artist. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers until he died of cancer in Miami in 1981. Marley received the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government and was awarded the Medal of Peace from the United Nations in 1980.
Marley’s music reflects the social issues of his Jamaican homeland. He has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and is credited with helping to spread the Rastafarian movement as well as Jamaican music. Some of his best-known hits include, “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Jamming” and “Stir it Up” and “Redemption Song.” The compilation album, Legend, released posthumously sold 25 million copies and is reggae’s best-selling album ever, going ten times Platinum, or as referred to in the U.S., One Diamond.
The free showing of BOB MARLEY: The Making Of A Legend is made possible by Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation through its Osun’s Village and African Caribbean Cultural Arts International Programs Initiative.
Those wishing to attend must complete and redeem vouchers, available at the Miramar Cultural Center Box office or online at www.miramarculturalcenter.org. There is a limit of one voucher per person and each voucher is redeemable for four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the day of the screening at the box office beginning at 5 p.m. and on a first come, first served basis.