It's a Kinky Reggae Party

College students all over the country are moving on campus, building furniture from Ikea and learning that dorm food ain't home cookin'. As inevitable as the freshmen 15, thousands of these students will hang up a poster of Bob Marley smoking a fat doobie. And sadly for some, Bob Marley's image will become synonymous with getting numbingly high and wasting an expensive education. But these college students are not aware of marijuana's role in the Rastafari religion. They're not aware of Marley's deep involvement in politics. They're not aware of the stunning and subtle beauty of Marley's lyrics or his heroic revolutionary actions. And if you're one of these college students, then you need to head down to Book Soup so Chris Salewicz, author of Bob Marley: The Untold Story, can drop some knowledge on you. Salewicz tells Marley's story, from his humble beginning to his rise as a Jamaican messiah who brought the world a message of togetherness and love (mixed with a touch of revolution). Author of Redemption Song, the biography of the Clash's Joe Strummer, Salewicz lived in Jamaica, where he interviewed Marley and many of the people who knew him intimately. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Tues., Sept. 27, 7 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110, booksoup.com.
Tue., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., 2011

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8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

310-659-3110

www.booksoup.com