In celebrating the Jamaica 50th year of independence, I will post my favourite Jamaican or Jamaican related video of the day, be it a song, live concert, iconic moment, artist profile or whatever.
As it's the first day, it's only right I hail up father Bob Marley. Check him out in Boston, MA in 1979 - two years prior to his untimely death.
"On July 21, 1979 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston for a concert to benefit the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa."
Skip to 15mins for beginning of performance.