MIAMI and REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 24, 2006 — MSN® Video will feature a live broadcast of the 13th annual “Jam Rock” Marley Fest in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. EST. The festival, presented by the Bob Marley Movement, features performers who include two-time Grammy Award winner Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Kaymani Marley and Cedella Marley Booker (“Mother Booker”), along with Toots and the Maytals, Maxi Priest, Mos Def, Diana King.
At http://music.msn.com/music/marleyfest, viewers can watch previews leading up to the performances, the four hours of great music content, live and direct from the festival, and following the show MSN Video will host highlight clips of the best moments.
“Our streaming ‘Jam Rock’ live on MSN Video gives the millions of music fans everywhere the opportunity to watch the festival live as if they were actually in Miami,” said Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video for MSN. “Giving music fans a front-row seat at their favorite concert is just one of the many ways that we strive to provide diverse and quality experiences to MSN Video viewers.”
The 13th annual Marley Fest is a daylong celebration of music, arts and crafts honoring the life and philosophy of the legendary reggae star Bob Marley. The Marley Fest has always included a humanitarian effort to feed the hungry. Part of the admission price is a donation of four cans of food per person, and to date the event has collected more than 1.5 million cans of food. This year proceeds from the festival will benefit Food For The Poor Inc.
More information about the festival can be found at http://www.bobmarleymovement.com.
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