A seven foot high statue of Bob Marley has been unveiled in Liverpool. The statue was unveiled on Jamaica Street, on September 9, in a ceremony presided over by Liverpool’s Urban Griot, Levi Tafari as part of the annual celebrations of the Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae, that takes place this weekend.
The seven foot high statue, by Andy Edwards, was commissioned by PV Fest in honour of Bob Marley’s legacy and his impact on millions of people around the world as a symbol of peace and love.
During the ceremony Liverpool artist, Levi Tafari reflected on his experiences with Bob Marley’s work, seeing him and being inspired by him.
He also performed one of his poems, ‘Spirit Dancer’ in tribute to the occasion which he said “shows and captures the essence of what Bob Marley was and is”.
He added: “When you hear his music and words not only does your body dance, but your spirit dances also.
“Immortality isn’t about living forever, but about leaving a legacy that will live forever and Bob Marley through his music and work has truly immortalised him and the statue is an example of that.”