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‘Marley’ cops NAACP award nomination

Marley, the highly-acclaimed documentary recapping the life and music of Reggae icon,Bob Marley, has secured another nomination for a major international award.

The documentary, directed by British filmmaker, Kevin Macdonald recently copped a nomination for next year’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.

Marley is up for the Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical of Television)award, which features contenders such asBlack Wings (Smithsonian Channel), Brooklyn Castle (Producers Distribution Agency), First Position (IFC Films) and On The Shoulders of Giants (Showtime).

It’s the second major international accolade that Marley has been nominated for since the start of December. On December 5, the documentary earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Compilation soundtrack for Visual Media category.

All the NAACP Image Award winners will be named during a ceremony to take place on February 1, 2013, during a two hour special on NBC, CBS and ABC.

Marley premiered on April 19 at Emancipation Park in Kingston on April 19 and hit theatres across the United States the following day. The movie not only takes a more personal look into Bob Marley’s life and music, but offers in-depth interviews with former managers, industry peers and family members, including wife, Rita Marley and daughter, Cedella Marley.

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Jamaica 50 NY Festival Hosted By Oliver Samuels Offers Music, Food, Performances and more

With more mature Jamaicans in the New York area having limited access to venues that are more inclusive than musical performances to recognize Jamaica’s 50th, the organizers of the Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival have come up with what will be seen as a solution. The idea of this celebration explains Oliver is to put together a show that will blend old and new. To not allow the older generation to feel left out of the celebrations because they are in the USA and to help the younger generation re-connect with our rich history in all areas and not just music. I think with this show we achieved that.

Oliver teams up with actress Andrea DELCITA Wright to bring together an all-star cast for The Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival. This is the first time this talented duo will be sharing the same stage.

The event will be held at Roberto Clemente State Park, located at 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10453, on August 4, 2012. Gates open at 11AM until 7PM. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Jamaican colors and of course to be in possession of your flags.
The venue reflects, musical and culture performers, VIP guest speakers, sport figures, and will recognize the contributions of Jamaicans in several areas over the last 50 years.

Some of the participants will include: Trench Town Ska era group-The WAILING SOULS and the MELODIANS, legendary crooner-DOBBY DOBSON, 3x Olympian-DEVON HARRIS, former USA professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Jamaican women’s basketball team SIMONE EDWARDS, recording Executive ANDREA ANMOUR, the GEORGE WESLEY Band, the winner of California’s Best Male Vocalist competition-FARAJI BRYAN, The performer with the most nominations (6) at the Annual Washington DC Reggae Music Awards-RUTH ANN-BROWN, HUMBLETON, singer LEIGHTON MILLER, HUMBLETON and many more.

Be prepared to hear great renditions of the national anthem, pledge and if you are a fan of Dennis Brown and Bob Marley you will certainly enjoy a special tribute and performance that will honor their legacy.

The program also includes a gospel performance by the male A Capella Gospel group, VOICE and opening remarks and prayer by Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike, Chair: Caribbean Faith Based Leadership Advisory Council.

With successful performances at The Consulate of Jamaica in New York, City Hall, Bronx Borough Hall, The world famous Braata Folk Singers will be showcasing Jamaican folk music and songs. The group utilizes music, dance and drama to deliver a combination of high-energy performances, folk ballads and traditional Jamaican folk songs. If you loved the performances of Ms. Lou then you are in for a special treat from Braata Folk Singers

Award recipients will include Olympian Merlene Ottey – presented with Lifetime Achievement Award and honored as Jamaica’s best athlete in 50 years, former Congresswoman and City Council member Una Clarke – recognized for her years of outstanding service to the Caribbean community (Award presented by Mt. Vernon City Council President Yuhanna Edwards), Oliver Samuels – recognized for his theater contributions, The Wailing Souls and 3x Olympian Devon Harris.

Come out with your family and enjoy, cultural workshops, speakers and performers from Jamaica, great foods, music, entertainment, craft vendors showcasing Jamaican merchandise, loodie and domino contests, traditional Jamaican foods and more, all while re-connecting with Jamaican culture and history.

This event is made possible by sponsors: LIME – formerly Cable & Wireless, PalmTree Marketplace located at – 3717 Boston Road, Bronx NY, EveryTing Jamaica, located at -400 East Gun Hill Road and Dennis Shipping (800) 416-4624.

TO BE A SPONSOR for this event or to purchase tickets call 914-384-9554, or visit the website@,www.Jamaica50Anniversary.com. Ticket holders who purchase 2 more tickets can also have them hand delivered. Call for more information

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New Artist Spotlight : Foxx Williams – Rhythmax Records

Born in Toronto Canada to Jamaican parents, R&B/Reggae singer/songwriter Lavel A Williams aka FoXx Williamz traces his roots back to St. Ann, Jamaica. The smooth vocalist has been singing since the tender age of 5 and cites Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, and James Brown as his strongest influence. However, growing up in a West Indian household, and hearing the grooving rhythms and melodies of Bob Marley, Garnett Silk, and Beres Hammond have armed this budding artist with an influence of Caribbean flavour that enables him to step out into the Reggae scene as a force to be reckoned with.

With the long awaited release of his first Reggae single “I Swear,” filled with sincere lyrics, sweet melodies and lush arrangements, it is only a matter of time before FoXx will be recognized worldwide for his musical and artistic abilities. Now that he has teamed up with Douglas McLeary of Rhythmax Records and MGE Entertainment, FoXx Williamz has the support he needs to accomplish his goals and to share his music with his fans and the public. When asked why he has waited until now to release his first single, FoXx responded “ I wanted to be mature as a vocalist and writer, to master my craft. I know I am ready – my time to shine is now.

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Bunny Wailer unhappy with Marley film, blames family for carpet controversy

Marley, the first official documentary on the life and work of Reggae icon, Bob Marley has been lauded with compliments and praise regarding their portrayal of Jamaica’s most prominent musician. However, one of Marley’s closest friends believes the film failed to highlight an important aspect of his career.

Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston, the lone surviving member of the legendary Reggae group, The Wailers features prominently in Marley as he intellectually offers vast insights and anecdotes regarding Bob Marley’s personal and professional life. He initially agreed to become a part of this project given that Bob’s eldest son, Ziggy Marley was the executive producer; perhaps painting a more vivid picture of the Reggae icon on and off stage.

However, Wailer insists that when he saw the final cut, there was a major part of Bob Marley’s life that was inadequately portrayed: His Rastafarian beliefs.

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Bob Marley’s family unhappy with MOJO Magazine snub of Reggae legend

The family of legendary Reggae singer, Bob Marley remains surprised by a stunning exclusion of their prominent patriarch from a recent list by an established British magazine. However, they won’t let it negatively affect the aura of his music.

Last week, British based music magazine, MOJO Magazine unveiled their Top 50 Reggae albums of all time in honor of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence in 2012. The list was filled with many surprises, most notably the declaration that Roots Reggae and melodica legend, Augustus Pablo possessed the greatest two albums of all time with East of the River Nile topping the list followed by his collaborative album with iconic engineer, Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock entitled. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown.

However, the glaring omission for MOJO Magazine’s list was that no album from Reggae’s most accomplished superstar, Bob Marley made the cut; particularly Exodus which was named TIME Magazine’s best album of the 20th century while making the top 50 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 albums all-time. It also comes as a surprise given that most of Marley’s chart success came in the United Kingdom.

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Peter Tosh documentary in the works?

With Thursday being the premiere of the first official Bob Marley documentary in Jamaica, the film’s director is already hinting at a similar project involving one of the Reggae icon’s right hand men.

Academy Award winning director and the mastermind behind Marley, Kevin Macdonald has revealed that he’s been engaging in talks over doing a film on legendary Reggae singer, Peter Tosh. The former Bob Marley and The Wailers singer is still regarded as a Reggae icon 25 years since his death and calls have been made by Tosh’s family for the Jamaican government to make him the island’s eighth National Hero.

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Damian Marley to premiere ‘Set Up Shop’ video

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley will finally unveil the visuals for his hit single, Set Up Shop this Friday.

The highly acclaimed song, produced by Ghetto Youth International, has garnered strong buzz since its initial release in October. Set Up Shop has copped over 350,000 YouTube views and has been a fixture on local and international radio stations.

Damian Marley will host the world premiere of the Set Up Shop video which coincides with the international premiere of Marley, the first official documentary on the life and work of his iconic father, Bob Marley. A preview of the Set Up Shop visuals was unveiled via Damian Marley’s official YouTube channel on April 13, earning over 30,000 views in less than a week.

Marley’s currently enjoying universal chart success with his mega hit, Affairs of the Heart while the accompanying video has copped 1.5 million YouTube views on Marley’s official VEVO outlet.

You can support Damian Marley and buy Set Up Shop via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/set-up-shop-single/id474518500

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Facebook to stream Marley documentary during its premiere

Fans of the highly anticipated documentary on Reggae legend, Bob Marley will have the chance to see the film through social media while it premieres across American theatres.

According to the Associated Press, Marley will make its debut in the United States on April 20, a day after its premiere in Jamaica at Emancipation Park in Kingston. While the biopic based on Bob Marley’s life is shown in theatres across the U.S., fans will be able to watch the movie online via Facebook. The social media hub will be streaming the documentary simultaneously, possibly indicating the impact of social media on shifting movie release windows.

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DVD, soundtrack to accompany Marley documentary

Academy Award winning director, Kevin Macdonald continues to pull out all the stops as he’s set to unveil additional material which will accompany his highly anticipated documentary on Reggae icon, Bob Marley.

Marley, a two hour and 24 minute film featuring never before seen footage of the legendary Jamaican artiste, will premiereworldwide on April 20. A day prior to its international release, Jamaican fans will get the opportunity to see the critically-acclaimed documentary as it will premiere at Emancipation Park in Kingston.

Marley includes interviews with Bob Marley’s widow, Rita Marley, his daughter, Cedella Marley and his eldest son, Ziggy Marley who’s a co-producer for the film. Additionally, it contains raw footage and images exploring Bob Marley’s personal and professional lives as Macdonald aims to portray the prominent singer in the most realistic of fashions through loved ones, friends and fans who knew him best.

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Marley documentary set for Emancipation Park premiere

Jamaican fans of legendary Reggae singer, Bob Marley won’t have to wait too much longer to see the much anticipated documentary of their beloved icon.

After being initially unveiled at the Berlin International Film Festival late last month to rave reviews, Marley, the first authorized documentary on Bob Marley’s storied life and career will be premiered at Emancipation Park in Kingston on April 19. The premiere of Marley will take place a day prior to its international release and will be free to the public.

The Marley family, as well as the executive producer of the 2 ½ hour film, Chris Blackwell expect a record turnout for the event which marks yet another major contribution and celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence this year.

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Video: “Marley” Trailer Offers Look Back at Reggae Legend

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Bob Marley documentary unveiled in Berlin, reveals unknown facts

The first official documentary on legendary Reggae singer, Bob Marley has finally been introduced to the masses as it delves into different, unknown aspects of the Jamaican star.

Marley debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany this past Sunday as fans and various members of the film industry gained a first look at the most anticipated music documentary of its time.  The feature film, directed by Academy Award winning director, Kevin Macdonald features never before seen clips of Marley, on and off-stage, turning a 13 month long shoot into a 2 ½ hour long documentary. It features several interview with Marley’s family, friends, fans and over 50 hours of the iconic singer’s music, as well as 10 hours from other Reggae artistes.

Many surprising facts about the Reggae icon are unveiled in Marley. For instance, it’s revealed that Bob Marley used to work in a Delaware-based hotel and factory in the United States, during his younger days. Additionally, the movie touches on Marley’s rocky relationship with his white father’s family; exhibiting emotional pain caused as a result of their undermining him.

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Ziggy Marley launches new radio show in U.S.

Internationally-acclaimed Reggae singer, Ziggy Marley, will host a new program on American satellite radio; promoting the best that Reggae music has to offer.

Ziggy’s new monthly show, Legends of Reggae launched this past Sunday on SiriusXM satellite radio in the United States, a day prior to what would have been his legendary father, Bob Marley’s 67th birthday. The program will feature unique insights from Ziggy Marley regarding Jamaican music and culture as well as interviews and music from some of his favorite Reggae artistes. Additionally, Marley will feature some of family’s music on the new program, including music from his days with the Melody Makers as well as his Grammy-nominated album, Wild and Free.

The pilot episode of Legends of Reggae featured an interview of legendary Reggae singer, Jimmy Cliff by Marley. The episode will be rebroadcast this Friday at 6 p.m. on The Joint: Channel 42. Additionally, Marley will interview other special guests during each show.

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First official Bob Marley documentary to debut this month

The life of Jamaica’s greatest ever musician will be encapsulated in film for the first time ever for the world to see later this month.

On Monday, which would have been Marley’s 67th birthday, it was announced by his family that the first ever documentary on the legendary singer’s life, entitled Marley, will premiere later this month at the 62nd annual Berlin International Film Festival. Marley was directed by Academy Award winning director, Kevin MacDonald. Additionally, the movie was produced by Magnolia Pictures and executive produced by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell as well as Bob Marley’s eldest son and fellow Reggae artiste, Ziggy Marley.

According to Ziggy Marley, this documentary will take an in-depth look into Bob Marley’s life as a musician, father and social activist.

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