November 12, 2010

Bob Marley Symposium at Americas Society

Inaugural Event: Chris Blackwell and Christopher John Farley—A Conversation

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm

Blackwell, the founder of Island Records and the man who launched Bob Marley and The Wailers, and Farley, the author of Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley (2006) and a Wall Street Journal editor, will discuss Bob Marley—the man behind the music. more

Panel Discussion: Ibo Cooper, Robert Hill, Herbie Miller, Christopher Winks

Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.

Cooper (Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts), Hill (UCLA), and Miller (Jamaica Music Museum/Institute of Jamaica), moderated by Winks (Queens College, CUNY), will address Bob Marley as a consummate musician and as a national hero of Jamaica. more

Launch of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (Bob Marley and His Legacy; Fall 2010):
Jacqueline Bishop, Kwame Dawes, Lorna Goodison, Herbie Miller, Shara McCallum. Christopher Winks.

Thursday, November 18, 7:00 pm

The launch of Review 81 will feature comments by guest creative editor Goodison and guest academic editor Winks; and readings of texts inspired by Bob Marley by poets/prose writers Bishop, Dawes, McCallum, and Miller.

With the collaboration of the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York and InterAmericas®.

Americas Society is proud to participate in the 5th Annual Latin American Cultural Week, produced by PAMAR (

Reservations are required.

Americas Society Members: Reserve today at

Non-Members: Visit our website and make your reservation online approximately five days before each event.

Related Events

Sound System Night with DJ Bunny Goodison, Sunday, November 21, 10:00 pm, at Nublu (62 Avenue C, New York, NY) more

Concurrent to the symposium, the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York will present an exhibition of images from Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae: The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker (Titan Books 2010) in its space at 767 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, NYC.

Americas Society gratefully acknowledges Honorary Benefactor Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and The Reed Foundation for their generous support of the Literature Program. The Fall 2010 season is also made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Location and HoursAll our culture programs are free, open to the public, and take place at Americas Society, unless noted. We are located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street in New York City. To arrive by public transportation, take the 6 train to 68th Street / Hunter College. Map. For wheelchair access, kindly call in advance.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 pm to 6 pm.

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About Americas Society Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Images: Left: Photo courtesy of Adrian Boot-Bob Marley Music Inc. Right: Review 81 cover; image by Alicia Mihai Gazcue.

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