In Arts and Culture, the Foundation has been involved with Art Exhibitions, Film Festivals, Workshops for Cultural Development and Talent shows. The major highlight on our calendar of events is the Bob Marley’s Earthstrong celebrations. This major event is a celebration of Bob’s life.

Bob Marley Earthstrong Celebration

Music in Schools

This project provides opportunity for selected schools to record their school song.

Haile Selassie High school recording its school song at Tuff Gong International Recording Studio.

One Love Youth Camp

The One Love Youth Camp is hosted through a partnership with the Bob Marley Foundation, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE). The five-day residential camp was home to fifty (50) at-risk youths, aged 13-17 years and thirty (30) facilitators, and was in a located in a safe space, close to nature, conducive to learning, healing, and creativity.

Music, drama, dance, story-telling, craft and visual arts were used to teach crucial life and leadership skills and to unlock the campers’ creativity and expression.

The days and nights were filled with exciting interactive activities including singing, drumming, dancing, art and crafts, Reggae night, karaoke, a river trail, cookout, and open mic. A new and exciting feature of this year’s camp was the Tuff Gong Mobile Studio, which allowed campers to enjoy a real-life studio recording experience.

The One Love Youth Camp welcomed participants from the following schools and organizations: Hailie Selassie High School, Charlie Smith High School, St. Anne’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), JoyTown Community Development Foundation, Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation, Bob Marley Primary & Junior High School, Ferncourt High School, Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, Youth For Development Network, Capoeira Alafia, Clarendon Youth Information Centre, and the Edna Manely College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Bob Marley Foundation and the Bigga Socially Aware School Tour

The Bigga Socially Aware School Tour was created to address the misuse of the various social media platforms by students and young adults. The tour aimed to educate students about the proper usage of social media and the internet and to reinforce positive user values and attitudes while online. The island-wide campaign kicked off in September 2017 and continued for the remainder of the school year.

The Bob Marley Foundation in partnerships with the Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong International joined the campaign based on the shared values of empowerment, positivity, and upliftment.

The Foundation’s involvement in the campaign came in the form of a song competition where participating schools were required to submit a one-minute song under the theme “Positive Vibes”.

Tarrant High School emerged as our winner! They received a professional recording session of their winning song at the Tuff Gong International Studios, complimentary tours of the Bob Marley Museum and the Tuff Gong International Studios and are invited to perform at the internationally recognized Bob Marley Earthstrong Celebration at the Bob Marley Museum to be held on February 6, 2019.