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Video: Rita Marley 76th Birthday Celebration: One Rita Royal and Rootsy

Video: Rita Marley 76th Birthday Celebration: One Rita Royal and Rootsy

Rita Marley’s 76th Birthday Celebration dubbed “One Rita: Royal and Rootsy.”

The star-studded Concert features: Tarrus Riley, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Carlene Davis, Richie Spice, Gem Myers, Dean Fraser, Shuga, and Christopher Ellis.

Other tributes include:
Highlights of “One Draw – The Benefits of Cannabis” (a Women’s Bonfire Reasoning on the beach). Acoustic performances: Tanya Stephens, Vanessa Bongo, talented newcomer Birdz I. Discussion Participants: Queen Ifrica, Tanya Stephens, Dr. Njeri Osbourne, Tina Walters (Herb Farmer), Mel Bloomfield (Mel’s Tree-Eats)
The making of a Suite of Songs performance by the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica to recognize her cultural influence as Jamaica celebrates its 60th year of Independence.
“Play, Play” (a cover of Rita Marley’s classic by her granddaughter Zuri Marley)
Poetry by Yasus Afari

Viewers also get a glimpse into some of the birthday activities aimed to support Jamaican communities that are rooted in causes Nana Rita is passionate about:
‘One Rita’ Beach Clean-up at 8 Miles, Bull Bay
Rita Marley’s Reggae Closet (a FREE boutique for Kingston’s inner-city communities)
Women’s Wellness Day (FREE health services contributed to the community)
2022 Rita Marley Scholarship fund valued at 4 million dollars geared towards 10 women in colleges and universities

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