In keeping with this year’s ‘Soul Rebel’ theme of the Bob Marley birthday celebrations, the symposiums scheduled for today at the Bob Marley Museum will centre around those two words.
There are three sessions planned, the first of which is expected to start at 11 a.m. The first discussion will see an all-female panel, including fitness expert Kamila McDonald and Tracy-Ann Hall, a trained automobile technician and teacher.
They will be discussing issues affecting women and how they overcame obstacles on the road to success under the theme ‘Soul Rebel is a woman’.
The session is to be hosted by Alicia Lyttle, CEO of Internet Income Jamaica, and is expected to run until noon.
Immediately following that is the ‘Soul Rebel and the Culcha Clash’ discussion, featuring the likes of South African singer Jessica Mbangeni, and music industry insider Junior Lincoln.
The session will seek to discuss issues surrounding the globalisation of reggae and its impact on other cultures.
The session is expected to start at 12:30 p.m. and go for an hour.
The third and final session is expected to start at 2 p.m. and will discuss the topic ‘Soul Rebel … the enlightened man’.
The panellists will include Dr K’adamawe Knife, senior lecturer in the faculty of social science at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, and communications consultant, Krystal Tomlinson.
Other than the Kingston events, there will be activities to celebrate Marley’s birthday in Nine Mile, St Ann where the singer was born. There is also a concert planned for New York City featuring Dre Island.