Bob Marley Movement of Jah people was started in 1978 by Cedella Marley Booker and her son Bob Marley.
The company was formed as a fan club for
Bob Marley, but is now responsible for producing The Annual 9 Mile Music
Festival and Food Drive in Miami, Florida.
Booker, who died in 2008, was a long-time resident of south Florida. She migrated there from Delaware at the insistence of Bob Marley in the late 1970s and became a community activist.
Several of her grandchildren, including Stephen Marley and Damian Marley, live in the region. She first staged the Nine Mile Music Festival in 1994, with its focus on collecting food to help the indigent in south Florida.
To date, Bob Marley Movement of Jah People has produced over 18 Festivals and has collected over 2 million canned goods as part of its efforts to give back to the community. The canned goods collected were distributed to shelters in Miami, Florida and Jamaica.
Bob Marley Movement is also responsible for managing the Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour in Jamaica. Nine Mile is the place where Bob Marley was born and spent most of his time. It’s a place that has inspired his music and where he is now laid to rest.READ MORE ABOUT THE LIFE OF REGGAE LEGEND BOB MARLEY
NINE MILE ENTERTAINMENT Presents…
The 20th Annual 9 Mile Music Festival
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Performing live: The Marley Brothers, 2 Chainz, Future, Mavado, Capleton, Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Konshens, Gyptian and more to be added.
Historic Virginia Key Beach, Miami, FL, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr. Miami, FL 33149
Gates Open at 2pm
Tickets on sale now at www.9milemusicfestival.com
For more information call 305.740.7344 or visit www.9milemusicfestival.com
An annual all day music festival featuring a wide variety of international foods and an arts & crafts marketplace
Florida music festival 2012 will be held on March 3, 2012 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida.
The festival which is now in its 19th staging was conceived by Cedella Booker, the Mother of reggae legend Bob Marley.
Artiste bookrd for Florida Music Festival 2012 are:
Since its inception, organizers say the 9 Mile Music Festival has collected over two million canned goods which are ultimately donated to shelters, mainly in south Florida and Jamaica.