SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY – THE ORAL HISTORY OF BOB MARLEY
Join us at the Komedia Studio Bar 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 thirty six – 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.
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.
John Masouri has been a music journalist for over twenty five years, specialising in Reggae music. His interviews everyone from Bunny Wailer to Sean Paul plus travelled to Jamaica many times.
His book Wailing Blues The Story of Bob Marley’s Wailers aims to put the story straight by telling of their musical achievements, and also what happened to them after Marley died in 1981. Written in conjunction with Wailers’ bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, it gives valuable insights into how the music was made, and also the life and times of reggae’s most enduring figurehead.
Together they will deliver the ultimate education on Bob Marley, using filmed footage, rare pictures, memorabilia and documentaries.
Books and Caribbean food will be available to purchase on the night.
So come along for the definitive Reggae Night on 5th September.
UNRESERVED SEATING // 18+ // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA STUDIO