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Cedella donates Marley albums to time capsule

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Cedella Marley, eldest daughter of reggae singer Bob Marley, donated a rare set of her father's albums to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule which will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica at the end of August.

It is scheduled to be opened in 2062 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jamaican Independence.

The gift of Bob Marley's complete Island Recordings comprises nine studio albums as well as two live albums, including Catch A Fire, Burnin', Rastaman Vibration and Exodus, which was declared the Best Album of the Twentieth Century in 2001 by Time magazine.

“This notable body of work represents a significant period of my father's life and musical career and has helped to establish Jamaica and reggae on the world stage. Through his music, my father fearlessly shone light on the injustices and inequalities of the world even as he implored us to come together in love through an acceptance of all,” said Marley. “It is my hope that when the capsule is opened in 2062, the melody and message of my father's music will captivate and inspire its audience just as much as it does today.”

Among the items donated to the Time Capsule commemorating the first 50 years of Jamaican Independence are a Maroon abeng, relics unearthed from the Taíno archaeological excavation at White Marl in St Catherine; photos of Jamaican prime ministers and governors general, posters featuring Jamaica's UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaican art and craft, as well as items of popular culture such as a poster of Dancehall queen Carlene.

 

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