Three decades after Bob Marley's death, the man remains a positive and peaceful presence all around the world through his music, his words, and in countless images. As we mark the anniversary of his death today, we also are glad to report the birth of a wonderful project from one of the other most prominent forces in reggae, Reggae Report.
Today, to mark the anniversary of Marley's passing, and founder M. Peggy Quattro's deep involvement with reggae, Quattro is launching the Reggae Report Archive Project. The online archive will host a wealth of interviews, articles, images, rare audio and video, and other treasures from Reggae Report's lengthy course of existence. It's a big job to organize that much stuff, so to help fund the project, Quattro has set up a Kickstarter page.
For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it's a really nice and easy-to-use online fundraising tool. In addition to the satisfaction of donating to this worthy cause, Quattro has lots of supplementary goodies for donors -- including artwork, music, and even a guided tour of the real, reggae side of Jamaica by Quattro herself.
On that day that Marley passed, Quattro felt a strong calling to devote her life to reggae music. Soon afterward, Reggae Report was born. From 1983 to 1998, Reggae Report was a print magazine that worked passionately to support reggae around the world. When the magazine began, reggae was still a largely underground phenomenon, one that had little exposure in the way of media. Reggae Report changed that, and with the help of its efforts, reggae is now well-known around the globe. In 1999, Quattro shut down the printing of the magazine and made the transition to the web. Since then, ReggaeReport.com has continued the good work that the print mag had done and stands as an invaluable resource for devoted reggae fans and newbies alike.
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