“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.” Such were the lyrics of Bob Marley and last Saturday, Statians attended a concert called the Bob Marley Earth Day Celebration.
Through this medium, I would like to thank all those involved in the evening's entertainment and the Bob Marley fans on the Historical Gem who turned up to swing to the reggae beats. Thanks to all of you, it was a wonderful event.
Marley died young at the age of 36 years. Had he survived; he would have been 75 years old last week. Whereas his legacy is absolutely measured by the musical work he composed, it was his message that will probably remain eternally relevant.
His music was embraced by spirituality and as an icon, he continues to represent a symbol of Pan-African culture and identity. To many, such a view may seem
old-fashioned and unrelated to our fast world of din and spin. To others, his words are a source of inspiration.
One of his greatest quotes is as follows: “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
Thank you all who joined in the celebration of Bob Marley's birthday on Statia and we’re looking forward to an even bigger event with more artists next year, and to make it an annual show.
Curtis “Strawl” Arnaud