Davao’s tribute to Bob Marley helps to fight cancer


A TRIBUTE TO MARLEY. Raymond Aranjuez, front man of the local Ragged band, performs at the Taboan in Matina Town Square during the free Reggae Night concert on Sunday, May 11. The date happens to be the death anniversary of Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley, the British-African reggae musician who brought “mainstream cultural acceptance of reggae music outside of Africa.” (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

REGGAE FESTIVAL. Audience are engrossed in great music during the Reggae Night. Various local bands perform at the free concert to celebrate cancer prevention month. A reggae festival is slated around the world this year to “confirm the universality of reggae,” according to Bob Marley’s website. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

HEALING WAILERS. Local reggae group, The Ragged band, performs for free during the celebration of the cancer prevention month. The band also pays tribute to reggae icon, Bob Marley who died 26 years ago of melanoma, a malignant skin cancer. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Joan Soco, former Mutya ng Dabaw, encourages Davaoeños to support the local music talents. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

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