Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He was considered an icon of reggae. At his 75th birth anniversary, his children and grandchildren got together to tell stories about him. They also told how the late icon inspired them to follow the musical path.
Cedella Marley, Julian Marley and Rohan Marley who are Bob Marley’s children hosted a pre-Grammys brunch at 1 Hotel, West Hollywood in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Universal music and Mastercard. This celebration took place two weeks prior to the reggae’s icon birthday which is on the 6th of Feb. The unfortunate event of his death took place in the year 1981 when he suffered from cancer at the age of 36. Skip Marley, the legend’s grandson gave him a tribute by performing.
Stories and discussion by his children and grandchildren
The event was also attended by Mystic Marley, Zuri Marley, Nico Marley, Shacia Marley and Joshua Omaru Marley – the son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley. Joshua Omaru Marley says that Rohan always refers to him as Lauryn’s boy and Bob Marley’s grandchild. He laughs it off and says that he has no problem in being called that and he is okay with it. In addition, Joshua is working on a new project and Hill will be featured in it. His grammy-winning mother gave a thumbs up on his music and gave positive feedback. But she also said that there is always room for improvement.
The non-singer grandchild
Nico Marley who is the son of Rohan Marley signed with NFL’s Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in the year 2017 told everyone how he feels like the odd one out in the Marley family. He also added that he is glad he has some sort of talent because he just cannot sing. Everyone laughed when he said he is always at the back, clapping but never singing. Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley said that every year is special for the Marley family but 75th is a little more important than the rest. She also added that this is fitting for her dad and that they all are going to have a good week ahead.
About the event
The hotel was transformed into a “One-love hotel” and a jungle-like the sign was added on the front. There were tropical plants inside and the bartenders served fruity drinks. The drinks were named after the legend’s albums of 1977. There was a pop-up store near the entrance which featured all of Marley’s albums, Marley’s branded speakers and bluetooth headphones, body roll-ons, clothes with “Redemption” imprinted on them. It was also the 40th anniversary of Redemption song. Skip Marley started the celebration along with younger Marley’s new release “Slow Down”. There are other performances lined up as well for the rest of the week.
The reggae’s icon produced legendary music which is still in everyone’s heart and soul.