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Feb 5, 2015

Dara Kicks Off 13TH Annual Tribute to Bob Marley this Weekend

The Thirteenth Annual Tribute to Bob Marley kicks off this Friday in Belize City and is set to coincide with a massive fundraising event to aide Dara Robinson’s feeding program.  While the impressive lineup of local Reggae selectors promises to bring a steady stream of consciousness to the masses, the celebrated philanthropist is hoping that attendees of the three-day festivity will make necessary donations for him to realize his target.  This morning, News Five spoke to Ras Dara who told us more about the upcoming event.


Ras Dara, Belizean Philanthropist

“It’s the thirteenth annual tribute and food drive.  There’s a big twist to it because never yet ah do wahn three-day event.  Normally I do the food drive and then a tribute concert but why am doing it this way is that I find out when I do the food drive ‘long with the bob Marley tribute it help mi program more than do the concert separate. Because the concert instead of I d raise money it takes from me. So with all I have plan one of the idea is I don’t have any entrance fee what am doing is asking people to bring food stuff or make a lee small contribution. It could be from down to a dollar, fifty cent, whatever you want give. The idea is you wahn come out you wahn get great reggae music. It is a family event, food and drinks will be out there but the idea is to bring the community together for a positive cause and dah my fundraising for my feeding program that I am pushing for eight years. I don’t want to push an entrance fee because in the past the elders brought their stuff and they say man Dara I have to pay five dollars and I bring the food. So the entrance fee is to come and donate because still my show have other expense but if Friday if you’re into Bob Marley which is the sixth of February, Bob Marley birthday it will; be strictly Bob Marley tribute, meaning we will feature the music. Saturday will be the new reggae mix up and Sunday will be a classic nioght where we will take a deep cultural reggae. Behind it is that I have to raise much needed funds to get my jump for this year, you understand.”



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