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The Best of Rita Marley: Lioness Of Reggae

Celebrating Rita Marley’s iconic career in reggae, both as a member of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ I Threes and as a solo artist, #LionessOfReggae showcases Rita’s classic hits in a special vinyl-exclusive compilation!

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04/19/1980

Rufaro Stadium
Salisbury, Zimbabwe
  • In Attendance
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Bands Played With

The Setlist
  • 01.Natural Mystic

  • 02.Positive Vibration

  • 03.Roots, Rock, Reggae

  • 04.Lively Up Yourself

  • 05.Zimbabwe

  • 06.Running Away/Crazy Baldhead

  • 07.Get Up, Stand Up

  • 08.Exodus

About This Show
Band Lineup
  • Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar

  • Aston Barrett, bass

  • Carlton Barrett, drums

  • Junior Marvin, lead guitar

  • Al Anderson, lead guitar

  • Tyrone Downie, keyboards

  • Alvin Patterson, percussion

  • The I-Threes, backing vocals

Notes

Mike Stand wrote of Marley in his interview piece titled “Better Off Dread” (Smash Hits, 1980):

Just how deeply he’d touched people was proved when he was invited to play at the Zimbabwe independence celebrations this year. When I asked Marley about it he smiled and sort of glowed with quiet pride but said very little, as if the occasion had been
a private one, although the concert and ceremonials were conducted in front of tens of thousands in a football stadium.

He did mention one jarring note though. Before the historic midnight, a disturbance among the crowds jostling to get in was answered by the police firing tear gas. But Marley wasn’t going to let a minor upset spoil the honour and happiness he felt.

“It was an experience for I an’ I y’know, strong feh watch the t’ing workin’ out,” he said in his calm, quiet sing-song manner.  “And we feel good feh taste little tear gas in Zimbabwe, get a little o’ th’ oppression there.”

 

ARTIFACTS:

– The full concert on video