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Bob Marley Collection - Smile Jamica


Fri 20 Feb 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 6 Mar 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12 Apr 2015, 1:30am–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), came from the small nation of Jamaica, he rose to prominence in the world of reggae. His philosophical and political views were entrenched in his way of life and spread worldwide through the ‘gospel’ of his lyrics.

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”

Marley started his musical career with the Wailers in 1963. He married Rita Marley who introduced him to the Rastafari movement, an Ethiopian-Hebrew spirituality. In 1976, during a period of political violence in Jamaica, an attempt was made on Marley's life.

For the next two years he lived in self-imposed exile in England where he introduced reggae music to the western world. In 1977 Marley tested positive for malignant melanoma, he returned to Jamaica the following year. During a tour of the USA his health deteriorated and at the age of 36 he died in a Miami hospital on May 11, 1981.

This exhibition of original photographs depicts much of his life.