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Bob Marley and His Legacy Symposium - Nov 16-18 at Americas Society
(Published: November 11, 2010)

Americas Society's Bob Marley and His Legacy Symposium will explore the life and work of Bob Marley-the musician, composer, Rastafarian, and world-culture icon, and will bring together associates and compatriots of Marley, including musicians, poets, and scholars.

Inaugural Event: Chris Blackwell and Christopher John Farley: A Conversation
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm
Blackwell, the founder of Island Records and the man who launched Bob Marley and The Wailers, and Farley, the author of Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley (2006) and a Wall Street Journal editor, will discuss Bob Marley-the man behind the music. more

Panel Discussion: Ibo Cooper, Robert Hill, Herbie Miller, Christopher Winks
Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 pm
Cooper (Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts), Hill (UCLA), and Miller (Jamaica Music Museum/Institute of Jamaica), moderated by Winks (Queens College, CUNY), will address Bob Marley as a consummate musician and as a national hero of Jamaica. more

Launch of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (Bob Marley and His Legacy; Fall 2010): Jacqueline Bishop, Kwame Dawes, Lorna Goodison, Herbie Miller, Shara McCallum. Christopher Winks.
Thursday, November 18, 7:00 pm
The launch of Review 81 will feature comments by guest creative editor Goodison and guest academic editor Winks; and readings of texts inspired by Bob Marley by poets/prose writers Bishop, Dawes, McCallum, and Miller.

Reservations are required.

Americas Society Members: Reserve today at membersres@americas-society.org

Non-Members: Visit our website and make your reservation online approximately five days before each event.

More Information: http://as.americas-society.org/calevent.php?id=890

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