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Rita Marley's 77th Birthday Celebration - Easy Sailing 77


Rita Marley's 77th Birthday Celebration - Easy Sailing 77

Marley Group Celebrates Rita Marley with an 'Easy Sailing' 77th Birthday
On July 25, 2023, the Honourable Dr. Alferita Marley OJ, OD, LITT, the first lady of Reggae and matriarch of the Marley family, celebrates her 77th birthday. The Marley family will celebrate her living achievements as a creative artist, dynamic businesswoman and global philanthropist, with a series of birthday activities culminating in a star-studded concert. The world is invited to join the Easy Sailing 77 Livestream on Tuff Gong TV's Youtube channel and across the Marley family Facebook pages, on July 25, 5pm Eastern / 4pm Jamaica time.

"We are blessed to be able to honour my mother and celebrate her achievements," says Cedella Marley, the firstborn child of Bob and Rita Marley and CEO of the Marley Group of Companies. "It is her resilience, strength, and vision that helped to build Tuff Gong International and establish the Bob Marley Museum, as well as the Bob and Rita Marley Foundations."

Each year, the birthday activities for Mrs. Rita Marley highlight and support Jamaican communities that are rooted in causes she is passionate about, and this year is no different. Leading into her birthday, the Rita Marley Foundation:

  • Donated JM$8.5 Million in Medical equipment to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (in the first phase of a project. Phase 2 is expected to be another JM$8.5 Million)
  • Handed over a JM$3.5 Million newly refurbished kitchen to Mary'sChild (home for pregnant teens)
  • Committed to refurbishing the Auditorium (JM$5 Million) and Dormitories (JM$3 Million) of the Maxfield Park Children's Home
  • Opened applications for the Rita Marley Scholarship, which awards JM$4 Million to empower 10 women in University to continue their education.

Apply online at: RitaMarleyFoundation.org
Deadline: July 31, 2023.


The birthday celebrations for cultural icon, Rita Marley, set sail down Main Street, Rose Hall in Montego Bay on July 12 with a live reggae concert featuring Tanto Metro & Devonte, Alaine, Hezron, and a special guest performance by Sharon Marley, formerly of the multi-Grammy award winning group — Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. The 11 finalists of this year's JCDC Festival Song Competition also joined the other artists in showcasing the island's dynamic musical culture.

The highlight of the celebration to honor Rita Marley's life and work is a never before seen concert 'live' from Tuff Gong Studio in Jamaica. With the audio previously aired on Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Radio (channel 19 on SiriusXM), this stellar lineup of performers represents every aspect of Jamaican music from dancehall to roots reggae and lovers' rock: Elephant Man, Jah9, Duane Stephenson, Ken Boothe, George Nooks, Mystic Marley, and French-born reggae & blues artist, Delphine.

All are invited to watch the live video stream, Easy Sailing 77, sharing with fans around the world highlights of the Rita Marley's 77th birthday activities as well as the SiriusXM concert.