Islandwide Celebrations For Marcus Garvey
Celebrations are being held across the island to commemorate the 125th birthday of Jamaica’s national hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
Activities also took place in Garvey’s birthplace in St. Ann’s Bay. IRIE FM’s Andrea Williams-Green gives us an overview.
On Sunday, Irie Fm will stage its celebration honoring the life and works of Marcus Garvey.
Queen Ifrika who has been absent from the scene to care for her recently born baby boy tells music news she’s elated to be a part of Garvey festivities.
Other entertainers set to perform on Sunday are the Tony Rebel, Yasus Afrai, Iba Mahr, Lymie Murray, Droop Lion, Bongo Herman, Tivoli Marching Band, Prince Tebah and the Nyahbinghi drummers among others.
A lecture, drumming, dancing and panel discussions are some of the other events to mark the occasion.