The New Times (Kigali)

10 February 2013

Rwanda: Rasta Man Vibration Show Marred By Low Turn-Up

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Late Bob Marley

The long awaited event aimed at celebrating the birthday of reggae icon Bob Marley, got suffocated by a low turn up of revellers, last Friday night, at Bamboo restaurant, located on top of T-2000 building in Kigali City centre .

The show, dubbed "Rasta man vibration Jam down," kicked off at 10:30pm (thirty minutes late from the scheduled time) with the playing of an endless list of the legends' "jams" like: Natural mystic, Three little birds, Buffallo soldier, No woman no cry, so on and so forth, then followed by the cutting of cake inscribed with the icon's name as a gesture of celebrating his life.

The few revellers, most of them, clad in long dreads, beads, arm bands and the rest of the Rastafarian attire, enthusiatically sang along to every hit. The entire theatre was peppered with Rastafarian lingua and flag colours: green, yellow and red.

The event was aimed to celebrate the life of reggae hero Bob Marley, who was born on February 6, 1945, and died on May 11, 1981 , after succumbing to a cancer attack.

The show ended at 3am and entrance fee was Rwf 3000.

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