How Obama Toured The Bob Marley Museum In Jamaica


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“I still have all the albums.” Said President Barack Obama, as Bob Marley’s “One Love” played in the background.

Soon after landing at Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. Obama exited Air Force One, an hour and 15 minutes later, he was at the world famous Bob Marley Museum.

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Located on 56 Hope Road, the museum was Marley’s former place of residence and also home to Tuff Gong record label which was founded in 1970 by The Wailders. In 1976, the house was also the site of a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley. It remained his home until his death in 1981.

Natasha Clark was Obama’s tour guide throughout the museum, which holds Marley’s former recording studio, his bedroom, a life-size hologram of his 1978 One Love Peace Concert, and many of his collectibles, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

During the tour, only still photographers and the tour guide were able to tour along with the U.S. President.

A longtime fan of Marley’s music, President Obama has publicly said that he listened to much of Bob Marley particularly during college.

The president’s itinerary is set to spend 3.5 days in Jamaica and Panama. One hot topic to discuss among foreign dignitaries include the U.S. recent change of diplomatic relationship with Cuba. No U.S. President has been to Jamaica since 1982.

This leaves us wondering if Obama will be “Jamming” to Marley’s tunes tonight.

Source: New York Times. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

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Bob Marley Museum

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