Bob Marley, the Natural Mystic, may yet prove to be the most important musical artist of the twentieth century. Bob Marley's songs of determination, rebellion, and faith found an audience all over the world. Bob Marley was reggae's leading practitioner and emissary, embodying its spirit and spreading its gospel to all corners of the globe. Bob Marley free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The 30th Bob Marley Outernational day was greeted with perfect weather and vibes to match. The Railway Hotel has got to be Fremantle's perfect outdoor venue. The talented Danny Pashionfruit played an amazing acoustic set of Marley covers, and the crowd knew all the words and sang along. The Isolites played a solid set of pure Rocksteady covers and originals with tunes by Stranger Cole and many more, their harmonies and horns sounded so clear left the crowd wanting more. The djs did a great job to drop Marleys music as well as his Children's music.Then as the Sunset in Freo Lnx Dread and Bala B King dropped a varied set of one drop and dancehall with Dj Tutomath showing the crowd their varied styles. The Sunshine Brothers played an amazing set of deep Reggae dub with melodica playing that was like Augustus Pablo. Then The Empressions played a solid set of Dancehall up to the time!!, and the Jamdown Kingz followed with big tunes and vibes to match. Danny Pashionfruit returned to top the night of with pure Marley vibes. Was a great show all round with great performances and am looking forward to the next one. The spirit of unity and the love of Jamaican music was magic.