People from all walks will gather in the IRIE FM Courtyard on Sunday, August 21, to celebrate the life and works of Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey.
Under the theme, “Time Come, Remove The Queen and all Remnants of Colonialism, the IRIE FM Marcus Garvey Celebration will begin at 6:00 am with a live outside broadcast of the Africa Forum “Running African” with Kabu Ma’at Kheru and Mutabaruka.
Enlightening conversations, special guest speakers, performances, Nyabinghi drumming, chanting, and a wide array of displays representing various aspects of our African culture through food, clothing, craft, and music, the day’s activities will go up to 10 pm, and will be streamed live on iriefm.net and the 107’s.
The speakers will include: Bert Samuels – Jamaican Pan African Attorney at Law, Ambassador David Comissiong – Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, and Minister David Muhammad – Trinidad and Eastern Caribbean representative of the Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
The Marcus Garvey Celebration will also feature tribute performances from the likes of Warrior King, Bushman, Chezidek, Hezron, Yaksta, Anthony Cruz, Nesbeth, Little Hero, Prophecy, Bongo Herman, Shav A, Mojo Herb, DYCR, Sativa the Black One, and Wise Words among others.
Plus performances from Ras Ivie and the Nyabinghi Drummers, and the Moore Town Maroon Cultural Group.
The IRIE FM Marcus Garvey Celebration held annually is a free event that aims to educate, uplift, and inspire through the arts.