RITA MARLEY TO LAUNCH SCHOLARSHIP DURING 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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Rita Marley is set to ring in her 75th birthday this Sunday with a virtual celebration rooted in community and activism.

Presented by Tuff Gong Radio, which was founded by her late husband and reggae legend Bob Marley, the livestream, titled Mystic of a Queen, will feature a variety of events, ranging from a tribute concert, to a virtual tour of the Rita Marley exhibit at the Bob Marley Museum, and to the announcement of her namesake scholarship for 2021.

Broadcasting from Kingston, Jamaica, this weekend’s events underscore the Marley matriarch’s lifelong humanitarian work, and will be available to the public on Tuff Gong’s YouTube channel on Sunday.

Former I-Three singer Marcia Griffiths, who sang backing vocals for Bob Marley and the Wailers in the mid-’70s, is one of the acts slated to perform at the tribute concert.