Bob Marley: One Love holds premiere in Kingston, Jamaica complete with concert performances

The legacy of Bob Marley lives on with the new film, Bob Marley: One Love and the film’s premiere holds its own concert with the Marley family in attendance.

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Bob Marley’s message of love, peace, and unity is being told in the new film, Bob Marley: One Love. Unfortunately, since his time, the world seems to have gotten more hectic and that message is surely needed to land with people nowadays. Paramount celebrates the man, the myth, the legend, and the biopic with its premiere being held in Kingston, Jamaica, where guests and fans were also treated to a concert of various musical acts. The event took place at the Carib 5 Theatre in Kingston on January 23 with Fae Ellington hosting the festivities.

The stars from the movie in attendance included Kingsley Ben-Adir, James Norton, Aston Barrett Jr., Anna-SharéBlake, Gawaine “J-Summa” Campbell, Naomi Cowan, Alexx “A-Game” Gallimore, Quan-Dajai Henriques, David Kerr, Hector Roots Lewis, Abijah “Naki Wailer” Livingston, Brian Todd Boucher, Cornelius Grant, Sheldon Shepherd, Wilfred Chambers (aka Ricky Chaplin), Nia Ashi and Sundra Oakley. They were joined by Director Reinaldo Marcus Green, Producers Robert Teitel, Jeremy Kleiner, Ziggy Marley, and Rita Marley and Executive Producer Orly Marley.

Some of the additional special guests in attendance included Paramount Pictures President & CEO Brian Robbins and wife Tracy Robbins, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Brian Robbins, James Norton, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Mike Ireland, Robert Teitel, Reinaldo Marcus Green and Jeremy Kleiner attend the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Jeremy Kleiner, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Mike Ireland, Robert Teitel, Brian Todd Boucher, David Kerr, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Hector ‘Roots’ Lewis, James Norton and Brian Robbins attend the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Robert Teitel, Jeremy Kleiner, James Norton, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andrew Holness, Reinaldo Marcus Green and Ziggy Marley attend the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Jeremy Kleiner, Quan-Dajai Henriques, Robert Teitel and Nia Ashi attend the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: Yohan Marley attends the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures,)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: Yohan Marley performs during the Premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love” at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures,)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: Fans in Kingston, Jamaica celebrate “Bob Marley: One Love” at a pre-premiere party including live music from DJ Zuri Marley, Mystic Marley and Yohan Marley, food, drinks & on stage interview with cast and filmmakers (host Kamilah McDonald) at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JANUARY 23: Fans in Kingston, Jamaica celebrate “Bob Marley: One Love” at a pre-premiere party including live music from DJ Zuri Marley, Mystic Marley and Yohan Marley, food, drinks & on stage interview with cast and filmmakers (host Kamilah McDonald) at the Carib 5 Theatre on January 23, 2024 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.)

The official synopsis from Paramount reads,
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres February 14, 2024.”

Source: Paramount

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