By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
A mammoth reggae tribute honoring Bob Marley, the pioneering force in modern-day Jamaican music, will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Blaisdell Arena.
International and Hawaii reggae troupers will perform in the Second Annual Ohana Hotels Bob Marley Tribute, belatedly commemorating Marleys Feb. 6 birthday and celebrating his life and music. Marley would have been 56; he died May 11, 1981.
|Bob Marley was a pioneering force in modern Jamaican music.
Advertiser library photo 1981
The show will feature:
Aswad, a British act with frontman Angus "Drummie Zeb" Gaye on vocals and drums, and Tony "Gad" Robinson on bass.
Mikey Dread, from Kingston, known for his earlier work with The Clash.
Rocker T, from Brooklyn, a mover-and-shaker in the downtown New York ska and dance hall ragga hip-hop scenes, and former lead singer of the Skadanks and Cannabis Cup Band.
Humble Soul, a popular Hawaii-based reggae band.
Other performers will be The Fully Fullwood Band, Maacho and Ooklah the Moc.
Tickets: $26, lower level open dance floor; $23, loges ($24 at the door); $21, upper level ($24 at the door); on sale at the Blaisdell box office, Tempo Music locations, House of Music, University of Hawaii Campus Center, most Foodland and Sack N Save stores, MRW Kunia. Phone charges: 526-4400 (Ticket Plus).
A Marley tribute also will be staged at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Amphitheater in Kahului, with Aswad, Mikey Dread, Rocker T, Humble Soul, the Fully Fullwood Band, Maacho and the Waena Boys.
Tickets: $25 ($28 at the gate), on sale at the MACC box office, Groove 2 Music, Tropical Disc.
Charge by phone: 1-888-386-8497.
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