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Full slate of activities planned to honour Rita Marley for 76th birthday

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Full slate of activities planned to honour Rita Marley for 76th birthday

Birthday activities kick off on July 9 with the One Rita Beach Clean-up at 8 Miles, Bull Bay. On July 15, the Rita Marley Foundation will host The Reggae Closet, a free boutique for Kingston’s inner-city communities. A Women’s Health & Wellness Day at Jamnesia, on July 13, will see providers of health services to the community. This is followed by a Bonfire Reasoning on the beach by women, for women, and about women. Other tributes include a Suite of Songs performance from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica to recognise her cultural influence as Jamaica celebrates its 60th year of Independence

Rita Marley will celebrate her 76th birthday in true iconic fashion this year. To commemorate the occasion, dubbed ‘One Rita: Royal and Rootsy’, the Marley family has planned a series of events culminating in a concert fit for the reggae queen.

Marley turns 76 on July 25. The activities surrounding her birthday aim to highlight and support Jamaican communities that are rooted in causes she is passionate about as a cultural legend and philanthropist.

“Her philanthropy, determination, work ethic and entrepreneurship is the meaning of community. That’s where I’ve seen the real meaning of love and heart,” said grandson Skip Marley.

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True to form, the events scheduled over the month are humanitarian, environmental, wellness-driven, and include the launch of the annual Rita Marley Scholarship.

Birthday activities kick off on July 9 with the One Rita Beach Clean-up at 8 Miles, Bull Bay. On July 15, the Rita Marley Foundation will host The Reggae Closet, a free boutique for Kingston’s inner-city communities. A Women’s Health & Wellness Day at Jamnesia, on July 13, will see providers of health services to the community. This is followed by a Bonfire Reasoning on the beach by women, for women, and about women. Other tributes include a Suite of Songs performance from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica to recognise her cultural influence as Jamaica celebrates its 60th year of Independence.

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