About This Festival
From the Organizer
Jamaica Pennsylvania Association is a registered (501) (C) (3) Cultural Charity Non - Profit organization, that markets / promotes Jamaica / American history and culture in the State of Pennsylvania. Last year Jamaica's 55th Independence Celebrations Bob Marley Tribute 2017, (Broad & South Street) earned us the achievement of "Citation of Award" from the Philadelphia City Councillors (Councilman Kenyatta Johnson / Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell) and our commitment to the City of Philadelphia, is to sustain this high level of Cultural collaboration that will cultivate significant growth to multicultural development of the City of Philadelphia. WHAT MAKES Jamaica's 56th Independence Celebration Tribute to Bob Marley so special? Hon. Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley's last live performance, before he died was at Stanley Theater September 23rd 1980, in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, Hon. Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley died on May 11th 1981 in Miami Florida and we welcome Hon. Marcia Griffiths, (Bob Marley's backing vocal) whom has not performed in the State of Pennsylvania, since September 23rd 1980, 38 years ago. HON. MARCIA GRIFFITHS is one of Bob Marley's backing vocal, who has a tremendous solo career, from the 1968 with hit single "FEEL LIKE JUMPING", which followed by "TRULY" & "MELODY LIFE", and BILLBOARD hit single "ELECTRIC SLIDE" she will be performing a tribute song to Bob Marley, and Jamaica's 56th Independence Celebration Bob Marley Tribute on Sunday August 8th 2018, in Philadelphia.