Join us forty years on at the Tabernacle for a Bob Marley tribute evening, woven together – from the words of those who knew him best – by Roger Steffens, whose indispensable oral history, So Much Things to Say, appears in August.

The childhood abandonment, the formative years in Trench Town, the meteoric rise to international fame, the assassination attempt and possible CIA cover-up, the devastating moment of his collapse while jogging in New York’s Central Park aged just 36 – it’s all here.

As are the emotional dramas of Bob Marley’s brief life, and his unwavering commitment to the message of Rastafari, which combined to create the dazzling and idiosyncratic destiny of Bob Marley.

In conversation with Linton Kwesi Johnson – known and revered as the world’s first reggae poet – Steffens will reveal extraordinary new details, dispel myths about the man, and let the voices speak for themselves: Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer; band members, relatives and friends…

All true gospels are shaped by the accounts of eyewitnesses, and ‘If Bob Marley is Jesus in these times, Roger Steffens is St Peter’ (Carlos Santana).

So come along for the definitive Reggae Night on 4th September…

 

 

 

Venue

The Tabernacle

35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road
London W11 2AY
United Kingdom

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Tube: Westbourne Park, Notting Hill Gate Bus: 7, 28, 31, 70, 328

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