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ByEVA LINDNER
February 20, 2014 11:04
Jerusalem celebrates Bob Marley’s birthday
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Bob Marley statue in Kingston.. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons)

If the King of Reggae were alive today, he’d be 69 years old, and to mark the occasion, Jerusalem’s Yellow Submarine hosted a tribute concert earlier this month, featuring the 10-piece Waka Chaka Live Band, which wailed through Bob Marley’s repertoire.

Those who think reggae is past its prime should have a look around Jerusalem. It is not uncommon for young people to wear their hair tied up in dreadlocks, a style that traditionally comes from the Caribbean Rastafarian culture. You can spot Jamaican flags in the Rehavia neighborhood, and on Hanevi’im Street windows are draped with Bob Marley pics. Israelis seem to love Marley. Besides the Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem bars celebrating the reggae icon included the Abraham Hostel, Pinkas Bar, Paparazzi Dance Bar and The Toy Bar. Die-hard reggae fans were singing and dancing almost every night in the two weeks surrounding Marley’s birthday, February 7.

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