Giving One Love Festival audience a very special glimpse into Bob Marley before he was famous, and a rare opportunity to ask questions about Bob Marley to someone who personally knew him. The film presents the 'lost footage of Bob Marley' shot by Esther Anderson in 56 Hope Road in 1973, showing for the first time the young Bob Marley and the Wailers reasoning and performing their first ever rehearsal.
This historical footage and Esther's intimate narration reveals the love story between Esther and Bob, the writing of anthems like Get up stand up, I Shot the Sheriff and War. The restored footage also reveals the brotherly friendship between Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and the strength of the Reggae sound by the other legends Aston Familyman Barrett and his brother Carlton Barrett, unravelling a vision that gave birth of the union between Reggae music and Rasta consciousness during a time of social confrontation.
In music Esther Anderson helped to develop the career of Millie Small, and Bob Marley and The Wailers. Her photographs launch ed the career of Bob Marley and The Wailers (All photographs appearing on Catch a Fire album and Burnin' album were shot by Esther Anderson in 1973 to launch their international career). Esther was a minority shareholder of Island Records and an associate producer of The Harder They Come, casting Jimmy Cliff for the part of Ivan O Martin and coaching him for the part. A co-founder of Island Records, Esther helped to create a musical revolution from the early 60, giving an international platform to Jamaican musicians.
Esther is a NAACP Image Award winning actress in Hollywood films opposite actors like Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr. Among her credits she play the lead role opposite Sidney Poitier in A Warm December - for which she was put forward for an Oscar nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was made an Honorary Citizen of Memphis Tennessee for her contribution to music and films.
Full 'One Love Festival 2012' Artist and Cinema Schedule HERE
Full A/Z Line Up so far:
ABA SHANTI SOUNDSYSTEM, ADAM PRESCOT, ALPHA AND OMEGA, ALPHA STEPPA, BABY BOOM, BLOCO FOGO, BUSTER SHUFFLE , BOMB STRIKES SOUNDSYSTEM feat MOQUEE & PIMPSOUL, BY THE RIVERS, CONNIE & DI MAM DEM, CRONIC, CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM, CHRIS COCO, CONSCIOUS SOUNDS FEATURING KING GENERAL, CORNELL CAMPBELL, COXSONE SOUND SYSTEM MEETS SAXON SOUND SYSTEN, DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, DIALECT AND KOSINE, DISCIPLES, DON CAMPBELL, DON LETTS, DUB PISTOLS SOUNDSYSTEM, DJ G AND FUTUREMAN, DUB SYNDICATE, DRUM MONKEYS, EARL GATESHEAD, ECCLETON JARRET, EDDIE K , ELLJAH MC, FENOMENOSHOW, FONTI AND BUSH (Formally Heartless Crew), FOWOKAN, FRANKIE PAUL, FREESTYLERS , FREDDIE MCGREGOR, FUNKY FLIRT, GAUDI, HATCHA, INSTRUMENT OF JAH SOUND SYSTEM, INTENSIFIED, IRATION STEPPAS, JACK CURTIS AND RED EYE BAND , JAH TUBBY SOUND SYSTEM ft ERROLL BELLOT, DIXIE PEACH, GREGORY FABULOUS et le. JAH WARRIORS, JUMPING JACK FROST, KEVIN ISSACS. KILLSONIC aka chasing Shadows, KING TUBBY'S HI FI, KOTCH AND KASKET, KRAFTY KUTS, MACKA B, MICHIGAN AND SMILEY, MINIMAN & EARL 16, NICK MANASSEH, NICKY BLACKMARKET, MIXMASTER MORRIS, MONKEY MAFIA, MR INNOVATION, OVER PROOF SOUND SYSTEM, RADIO RIDDLER, RAGGA TWINS, RAS KWAME, RHYMITIES, ROBBO RANX, SAXON SOUND SYSTEM marquee full sound system full crew, MC SIR REAL , MUNGOS HI FI , PHOENIX CITY All-STARS, SOUL CIRCUIT, REBELATION , SKORCHA AND PABLO, SIP A CUP ft MATTIC HORNS, SMITH & MIGHTY, SOOTHSAYERS, STYLO G, TAPPER ZUKIE, THE DUALERS, THE SKINTS, TONY TUFF, TROY ELLIS, TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB SOUND SYSTEM, UNCLE DUGS, UNIVERSITY OF DUB, URBAN KNIGHTS, UNITY HI-FI, YOUTHMAN PROMOTION SOUND, VIBRATION LAB.
Charity Announcement : This year we are raising awareness for Breast Cancer - via Coppafeel and Marie Curie stalls at the event and will be Raising Money for local McCartney Ward at Conquest Hospital by pledging £1 for Every Customer that comes to the Box Office wearing a Crazy Wig on arrival and asking if you not wearing a wig to donate what you can.
About Hop Farm - The Hop Farm family park is over 450 years old and has a spectacular backdrop of the largest collection of Oast houses in the world and is set within 500 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside.