We Free The People With Music. Can You Free The People With Music?
The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22, 1978 at The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held on the anniversary of Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica during a period of political civil war in Jamaica between the right wing Jamaican Labour Party and the socialist People’s National Party. Since Marley, his wife and manager had been wounded in a previous assassination attempt, the concert was nothing less than a heroic act. As Marley performed “Natty Dread” he seemed to be chasing evil spirits from the stage:
As the Wailers performed “Jammin’,” Marley called two bitter political rivals, Prime Minster Michael Manley (PNP) and Opposition Leader Edward Seaga (JLP) to the stage to join hands with him in a powerful—if fleeting—symbol of unity.