Concert promoter Jackie Sanders said the concert would be “unique and special”.
“His music continues to influence and have an impact on our lives. He was a lover and a fighter. His themes of love,
family and togetherness still resonate as strongly as his cry for social justice and revolution.”
Some of New Zealand’s finest artists will come together in Hawke’s Bay for one of two concerts playing homage to reggae legend, Bob Marley.
Marley: NZ All-Stars Celebrate The Legend will be staged at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North, on Saturday, December 10 the day after the first concert is held at Wharepai Domain, Tauranga, on Friday, December 9.
Tiki Taane will play at the outdoor concert in Tauranga at the end of the year.
Sanders said it was an honour to be able to celebrate Marley’s legend.
Songs would include Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, and One Love.
The musicians will be backed by the NZ All-Stars band, featuring Grenville Bell, guitar, and Leon Davy, percussion (both from Katchafire); Fran Kora, bass and vocals (Kora); Lucien Johnson, sax, and Barrett Hocking, trumpet (both from The Black Seeds); Paul Russell, drums (Stomp and Supergroove); Joel Shadbolt, guitar (L.A.B); Shelton Woolright, guest drums (I Am Giant, Kinetic and Blindspott) and Godfrey de Grut, keys (for Che Fu, Elemeno P and Brooke Fraser), with I-Threes on backing vocals, Boh Runga, Ria Hall and Anna Coddington.
“It is an honour to be able to celebrate this legend. His music continues to influence and have an impact on our lives. He was a lover and a fighter. His themes of love, family and togetherness still resonate as strongly as his cry for social justice and revolution. This will be a unique and special concert series.”
Bob Marley would have been 71 years old this year.