Indianapolis – As the immigration debate rages on in the Indiana House of Representatives, the West Indian Association of Indiana is calling time out to pay tribute to singer, songwriter and peacemaker, Robert Nesta Marley. The Jamaican musician would have turned 60 on February 6th. The Bob Marley Tribute takes place on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Gene B. Glick Junior Achievement Education Center with live entertainment performed by Grammy award winning Reggae band “Gizzae”. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. For more details, email [email protected] or visit http://WIAIBobMarleyTribute.googlepages.com.
The West Indian Association of Indiana is a local 501©3 immigrant group representing the people of the Caribbean living in Indiana. The Bob Marley Tribute is an annual event that allows fans of Marley, as well as fans of Caribbean music and cuisine, to come together in an atmosphere of “one love.” “Our family is committed to keeping the legacy and teachings of Bob alive to spread love worldwide through the power of music…,”said Rita Marley, wife of the late music legend. Twenty five years after his death, Bob Marley is still considered Reggae music’s most internationally known figure…”No Woman No Cry” is arguably his most famous song. Bob was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and holds a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He remains enormously popular in his homeland of Jamaica as well as all over the world, his style and sound influencing a new generation of musicians. As we celebrate Black History Month, we pause to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday but most importantly we celebrate his vision of “one world, one love.”