A veritable host of local reggae's who's who, have been gathered to perform at the "High Noon on the Road to Zion," as tribute to the man who brought reggae to the worldwide stage.
The 12th annual Bob Marley tribute concert will be happening on March 24, 2007, at the Paseo Mall in Mabolo, Cebu City. According to Sked Besa, Sigbin Haus, Inc. band coordinator, Urbal, Island Joe, Bambu Spliff, Skunky Muggles, among others, have pledged their support. Furthermore, Sigbin Haus has invited Reggae Mistress and Milagros Dancehall Collective, from Manila, and Dumaguete-based reggae phenom, Enchi, to grace the event.
This year's tribute also featured a series of preliminary pocket concerts. These pocket events began with Junior Kilat, last February 6, at the Handuraw Events Café, followed by, "Peek Through the Eyes of a Dreadlock," with notable locals Urbal, Island Joe, Peace 4:20, Pitch Melba and DJ Black Chiny, performing at Club Vudu. The last stop on the road to "High Noon...," was at The Outpost Restaurant and Bar, last February 24, 2007.
"High Noon...," will begin with a multimedia show to raise awareness about reggae music, rastafarianism, and the "ital" way of life. A bazaar featuring locally made products will be among the features of the event.
The proceeds of the 12th tribute concert will be donated to the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. The tribute event will open at 12noon. Tickets will be available at the gates of Paseo Mall, at P100. (BR)