A full day of activities is planned for today at 56 Hope Road, in recognition of the reggae icon’s 73rd birthday.
From 7 a.m.-10 a.m., there will be an invitation-only opening ceremony, with tributes including song of the Abeng, items by the Mona Preparatory School, Charlie Smith High and Haile Selassie High schools.
From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the museum will host three symposiums. The topics will range from women excelling in male-dominated fields, to the impact of Rastafari culture on an international scale.
Throughout the day, the museum will provide a kiddie’s village, complete with wall painting and a mobile zoo (with animals provided by the Hope Zoo).
From 3-10 p.m., the concert segment of the day will take place. Along with performances by this year’s ambassadors Adazeh and Blvk H3ro, the concert will also feature Agent Sasco, Bugle, Fantan Mojah, Junior Reid, and others.
Skip and Stephen Marley will also join in on the festivities via live stream.