Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jam Highlights 1

If you ever get to go to Jamaica and you are a big fan of reggae (like me) then it's a must to visit the Bob Marley Museum.

The museum is located on a beautiful old Jamaican house (56 Hope Road) that once belong to Chris Blackwell owner of Island Records which was the record label that first sign with Bob, years later the house was acquired by Mr. Marley.

 Unfortunately it is not allowed to take any pictures or video inside the actual museum in order to prevent all of his memorabilia to slip through the "cracks" of the world wide web, so photos are only allowed on the grounds and parking area that once used to be the yard where Marley played his favorite sport, football (to Americans known as soccer).

After we took some pictures of the outside premises then we took the 1/2 hour tour of the inside of the house, where you can see all of the awards that his records received (a few gold record, triple platinum for the album Legend and even a Grammy given to him for Lifetime Achivement Award back in 2001- 20 yrs after his passing- among many others), there are a few rooms completely full of newspapers and magazine articles about his life and career. You can also visit his room (supposedly pretty much intact, same bed, guitar, clothes and even his meditation pillow), his kitchen and the famous shot room (where he was once shot in the arm).

After you finish the tour inside the house, there's a short film about his life and at the end you visit the souvenir store with everything Bob.

Although this was my second visit to the island as well as the museum, it is definitely a place that you don't want to miss, specially if you are a big fan like me, and if you are not, just even for the interesting story of his life and what an amazing character he was. To me, this is the closest I will ever get to see my favorite singer of all times...

So if you are ever in Kingston don't forget to stop by...

And that would be my the first highlight of the trip... Irie mon'!

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Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cool!! Too bad you couldn't get pictures on the inside!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support.
Blessings, andrea

Heart2Heart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a tribute to a great man of music. I love the outside of this home, looks so comforting and warm.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

dona said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sunshine! Thank you so much for your visit! It's very kind of you!

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