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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The University. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5520.

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Transcript Reggae, rain and Marley mania Reggae music rained over what would have been a quiet Sunday afternoon on campus when the annual Bob Marley Day festival was held at Robertson Stadium February 26. Nearly 40,000 people browsed over the booths sponsored by more than 100 vendors who were selling African and West Indian arts, crafts, clothing and food. There were booths with handmade Native American jewelry, Cajun goods, plastic hemp leaves and literature from the Socialist Workers Party (the usual campus haunts.) Dancing bodies covered the track field, as musician after musician piled onto the stage. Crowds were entertained by everything from a drag queen version of Diana Ross singing "Reach Out and Touch Someone" to local reggae and African-style percussion group Drum. But local acts could not be compared to the performance of actual Marley family members who were flown into Houston from Jamaica to perform Cedella Booker (Bob Marley's mother) sang three songs, all of which were dedicated to her son. Marley brother Chris also performed. The storms of people who descended upon the campus withstood the constant threat of rain which was warned by occasional drizzles but nobody seemed to mind. Iya James, founder of the Bob Marley Day festival and owner of Marcus Garvey Records and Tapes said he planned the festival on the UH campus so he could reach college students from all of the campuses while also serving the Second, Third, Fourth and downtown areas. The planning of the event in such a central location definitely drew an ethnically eclectic crowd; in fact, it was probably the most ethnically diverse crowd seen on campus in a long time. Nothing could hold back the fun, the only problems were fitting in all the fun into one night. There were eight bands scheduled, including the internationally known Meditations, but by 8 P.M. only three of them had appeared on stage. The only other complaint was that there was no beer sold on the premises. However, the lack of alcohol did not seem to hinder the giddy mood amongst the crowd. Whether or not Bob Marley Day will become an annual UH event, James said he has not decided. The festival was previously held at Superblock Park which is directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. The park seemed to grow smaller each years as the crowds increased by the hundreds. James said Robertson was the perfect size for the event. No other event held on campus could compare to this festival. It seemed to be students who were most appreciative of the change of pace. The music from the festival could be heard from the dorms and from people all over campus as well as surrounding neighborhoods. "This puts most of the other events on campus to shame. Look at how few people attend said Carmen Allen, a senior art student. 1^ "It's about time we got some culture going - Isn't this better than Frontier Fiesta?," sftie games," said. Friends standing in a group around her laughed at the Frontier Fiesta crack, but some Fiesta fans say every festival should bring out this many people. "Whether it be Bob Marley Day or Frontier Fiesta, let people show up on campus and find out how much we have to offer. Maybe they would contribute to the school," said Juanita Jackson, a UH alumna. Revita Thomas The University 57