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Bob Marley birthday celebration underway

Robert Nesta Marley, who would have turned 73 today, sang about everything from love to freedom to self-reflection.
 
As part of his birthday celebration, throughout the day, the Bob Marley museum will provide a kiddie's village, complete with wall painting and a mobile zoo with animals provided by the Hope Zoo.
 
Th concert segment of the day has already begun, with performances by Adazeh and Blvk H3ro, Agent Sasco, Bugle, Fantan Mojah, Junior Reid, and others.
 
Skip and Stephen Marley will also join in on the festivities via live stream.
 
It has been almost 37 years since Marley died, but his legacy is larger than ever.
 
His uplifting reggae music has been used to help thousands of famine victims in Africa. 
 
His face is worn on T-shirts, hats and watches as a popular symbol of peace. 
 
Even ocean critters have been named after him.
 
The Jamaican singer-songwriter was just 36 when he died of a rare form of cancer in 1981. 
 
In his lifetime he never got a Grammy nomination. 
 
It wasn't until 2001 that he was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his artistic contributions to the music industry.
 


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