Tuff Gong International, under the direction of CEO, Cedella Marley, will stage the first annual One Love Music Festival on February 4 – 5, 2016, at Rose Hall Great House Lawns and Aqueduct, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The festival is a fundraising event to celebrate Bob Marley’s life and legacy by supporting life changing projects in education, the environment and poverty relief through the Bob Marley Foundation in partnership with the Rose Town Foundation and Sandals Foundation. It will comprise of a gala reception and a live concert featuring Akon, Nico & Vinz, Kymani Marley, Skip Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tessanne Chin, Nadine Sutherland, D’Burnz, CK, Kranium, Teflon, Iceman, and Ruff Kut band; as well as a special Taxi Records segment with Tanto Metro & Devonte, No Maddz, Devin Di Dakta, and Sabrina the Diva.
Dad always instilled that, with hard work, we can accomplish anything, shares Cedella Marley. The One Love Music Festival is a way to continue to spread his message and help empower people to achieve great things. She goes on to say, “We are bringing together a great fusion of contemporary and seasoned musical talents to provide an explosion of entertainment and enjoyment for persons of all age groups, while sharing a message of positivity and empowerment.”
On February 4, the star studded gala reception takes place on the lawns of Rose Hall Great House. VIP patrons as well as local donors and partners will have the opportunity to mingle with a host of international celebrities and enjoy the intimacy of unplugged and up-close live performances. Celebrity chefs from the island’s top hotels will have stations of gourmet dishes to tantalize the taste buds.
On February 5, the One Love Concert will be at the Rose Hall Aqueduct. It will star living legends and music legends in the making, from all genres, in never before seen and unexpected combinations. The third generation of Marley music mavens is also set to make their Jamaican stage debut at the concert.
“Rose Hall is pleased to celebrate the life of Bob Marley not just with amazing music which represents what he stood for but with the meaningful work our foundations will do with funds raised through these events. This passion for the Jamaican people is truly the heart of Rose Hall,” says Michael Rollins, President of Rollins Jamaica.
“My father believed that 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,” reflects Cedella. “The Bob Marley Foundation has partnered with Rose Town Foundation and Sandals Foundation, entities that share this vision, in order to present the One Love Music Festival and we are very excited about the first staging,” ended Marley.