Bob Marley and Peter Tosh will be honored in their native island of Jamaica when the nation’s music museum opens next year in Kingston.
A number of artifacts will be on display that are associated with the two reggae musicians, including the album Marley produced before he became famous – Martha Velez’s Escape from Babylon – and a cassette tape that features Tosh performing a blues track with Rolling Stones stars Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in 1977
The museum archive is filled mainly with the donations of local music enthusiasts. In January of 2008, however, a large amount of historic film footage and thousands of original records were stolen from the preservationist archive.
A date has not yet been set for the opening of the Jamaica Music Museum in Kingston. It will be operated by the government through the Institute of Jamaica, which oversees cultural affairs.