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One love: The Bob Marley Exhibition

Curated by The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, The Bob Marley Exhibition presents an exploration of Marley’s role as the catalyst for the reggae revolution and explores his influence on music and culture over the past three decades. A private, spiritual man, and a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised, Bob is a legend who has inspired legions of fan in the 31 years since his death.

April 19
Community Drum Circle: Play with Rhythm!
Presented by Organic Groove Perfect for the first-time drummer to those with some experience, Kat’s Play with Rhythm workshop is fun for all ages & abilities.

April 21
One Love or War?: Peace and Violence in the Life and Songs of Bob Marley
Talk Presented by Brent Hagerman, PhD, Department of Religion and Culture and the Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University. April 22 marks the 35th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert.

May 4
Dance Performance
Contemporary School of Dance presents a selection of works by its two performing companies, Contemporary Dance Theatre and DanceWorks. To complement THEMUSEUM’s dedication to bringing multicultural exhibits and education to the community, the dancers shall perform pieces that reflect an international theme. Through Jamaica, Israel, China, and other exciting countries… come join us as we dance our way around the world!

May 11
KOI Con Showcase Performance
KOI Con is a day-long conference, awards ceremony and showcase of independent artists representing a wide range of music genres from our region including rock, folk, blues, metal, reggae, ska, punk, jazz and classical. KOI Con will educate, enlighten and empower our indie music scene. The Showcases will feature bands from the region, and provide chances for networking and contact with music industry professionals. Performances will take place in multiple venues throughout downtown Kitchener.

Schedule of Bands:

8:00pm – Credit Valley
8:50pm – The Rasta Far Eyez
9:40pm – Adam’s Mind
10:30pm – The Bosswich
11:20pm – The Bauldelaires

May 20
Film Screening: RasTa: A Soul’s Journey
RasTa: A Soul’s Journey, tells the story of the journey of Rita and Bob Marley’s granddaughter’s, Donisha Prendergast, to eight (8) countries — United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Israel, Canada and Jamaica — to explore the roots, evolution and impact of Rastafari. Donisha acts as the irrepressible and charming guide, educating viewers about a way of life that many know little about beyond the dreadlocks, ganja, and the red, gold, and green. Along the way she encounters Rastafarian elders, musicians, poets, professors and individuals who share personal stories of the influence of Donisha’s iconic grandfather, Bob Marley, on their lives. Moving away from the standing approaches to Rastafari and Jamaica, RasTa: A Soul’s Journey focuses on the international presence of Rastafari and the friendly people and places where the uplifting spirit of the movement can be found. In wanting to carry the torch of her famous family, Donisha uses this film to re-affirm the classic statement of her grandfather that indeed ‘Rasta is the future’. At it’s heart, RasTa: A Soul’s Journey, is a film that follows and celebrates a young woman’s quest as she comes into her own as a Rasta Empress.

With appearances by Rita Marley, Damien Marley, Dr. Benjamin Zephaniah, Ras Levi Roots, RasTa: A Soul’s Journey is a contemporary examination of this fascinating movement. This documentary was Executive Produced and Produced by Patricia Scarlett, Produced by Marilyn Gray, and Directed by Stuart Samuels, along with the help of a team committed to the project and the support of family and friends. This film is now ready for the world to see.

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