Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bob Marley Cultural Fest 2010

Bob Marley has been, the world over, an inspiration for those who upholds and take pride in their own culture. At a time when imperialist globalization is literally wiping out native cultures, memories of Bob Marley and the cultural resistance put up by him is worthy to commemorate. Cultural resistance becomes all the more important in India as the Home Minister of India himself is out there with his Operation Green Hunt to teach the Dalits and Adivasis some lessons in upper caste Hinduism and thereby continue the centuries old exploitation of these people.

Bob Marley Cultural Fest to be held at Comrade Abu Square at Fort Kochi (near the beach)from 9th to 11th this month is a platform for cultural activists and musicians who declines to conform to the existing establishment to get together and perform and express their views. This is the second year Bob Marley Cultural Fest is held in Fort Kochi by Bob Marley Cultural Collective. _____________________________________________________________

Detailed programme notice _____________________________________________________________


At Comrade Abu Square, Fort Kochi

Inaguration: Gauri Lankesh


Day one May 9 (Sunday)

10.a.m Inagural session

Inaguration: Gauri Lankesh Seminar -- Cultural Resistance in the Time of Globalization

Intervention: K.P Sethunath

Speakers : A.Marx



Dr.T.P. Sajeevan






Moderator: Mohammed Irshad

3.p.m : Drama

5. p.m: Rock show music event (Glen James)

7.p.m : Screening of Bob marley's songs

Day two May 10 (Monday)

10.a.m. Inaguration : Anirudh Raman

Participants : V.B.Venu

Mohandas N.N

Sasi Memuri

Workshop and exhibition of paintings and sculptures

5.p.m: Sitar concert by Vinod Sankaran

Tabala: Jithesh sisarkar

7.p.m: Screening of documentaries

Day three May 11 (Tuesday)

10.a.m: Bob Marley Commemoration

Inaguration : Kureepusha Sreekumar

Commemoration Speech : Charu Nivedita

11 a.m : Nadya Vadya Tharang

12.30: Folk songs (Adiyar Nattukoottam Adoor Rajagopal and team)

3.p.m : Porattu natakam (nanthiyodu Krishnan and team from Palakkadu)

5.p.m : Mehfil, Gazal, and Adivasi performances

7.p.m : Screening of Bob Marley songs and documentaries


BobMarleys famous Song War

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior

And another


Is finally

And permanently


And abandoned -

Everywhere is war -

Me say war.

That until there no longer

First class and second class citizens of any nation

Until the colour of a man's skin

Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -

Me say war.

That until the basic human rights

Are equally guaranteed to all,

Without regard to race -

Dis a war.

That until that day

The dream of lasting peace,

World citizenship

Rule of international morality

Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,

But never attained -

Now everywhere is war - war.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes

that hold our brothers in Angola,

In Mozambique,

South Africa

Sub-human bondage

Have been toppled,

Utterly destroyed -

Well, everywhere is war -

Me say war.

War in the east,

War in the west,

War up north,

War down south -

War - war -

Rumours of war.

And until that day,

The African continent

Will not know peace,

We Africans will fight - we find it necessary -

And we know we shall win

As we are confident

In the victory

Of good over evil -

Good over evil, yeah

Good over evil -

Good over evil, yeah!

Good over evil -

Good over evil, yeah


and here is Bob Marley's Get Up and Stand Up


Ram Ram said...

This is pathetic. His music was not much music it was more like electric guitar cacophony. Please don't speak of aboriginal culture etc. He had to conjure up a Rasta which had no roots anywhere. On the other hand there were people who revived country music like Peter Seeger or Guthrie.


it`s indeed a matter of pleasure that bob marley is going to remembered and celebrated in this tiny state.marley will remain a source of great inspiration as long as unjust prevails in this world.his songs will be more and more popular as long as people think of `emncipation from entire slavery`! the organisors of this event really deserve applause.