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RASTAFARIAN CELEBRATION OF PETER TOSH’S BIRTHDAY AT THE ASHKENAZ

Out Of Many One Productions presents the Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration. This annual celebration will be held at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Friday, October 13 at 8pm. Featured artists are “The Ganjah Farmer” Marlon Asher, Kava Jah & The Remedy Band, Ras Takura Dub Poet, and Jahwarri. The Nyabinghi Drummers will also be performing ceremonial Rastafarian drumming and chanting, and the host of the evening is MC Spliff Skankin, popular reggae radio host from KPFA.


RASTAFARIAN CELEBRATION OF PETER TOSH’S BIRTHDAY AT THE ASHKENAZ

Peter Tosh was a Rastafarian and in keeping with his beliefs, the entire event will be performed by Rastafarians. The public is welcome to come and enjoy this pure Rastafarian ceremony with an exciting musical line-up.


Headliner Marlon Asher, the “Ganja Farmer” is a native Trinidadian and is the first reggae sensation out of Trinidad & Tobago who is now one of the most sought out artist in the country. His talent and ingenuity were released to the world in 2004 with his break-through smash hit “Ganja Farmer” which swept Trinidad & Tobago and quickly took over the Caribbean and the United States, Africa and Europe. Marlon’s 2nd huge hit “Ganja Cowboy” also made a splash on the Caribbean community. Controversial yet captivating, the two songs together are both considered instant classics and anthems for all who can appreciate the benefits of “Ganja” proving so with a combined total of over 15 million views and downloads.


Event producer, Carlton Campbell, who is also Peter Tosh’s cousin and toured with him extensively in the 80’s, keeps the fire burning for Tosh’s music and message by producing this annual event. Campbell says, “We have tried to do it every year since 1988 but missed a few years, especially during Covid”.


Winston Hubert McIntosh, OM (October 19, 1944 - September 11, 1987), professionally known as Peter Tosh, was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers (1963–1976), after which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987 during a home invasion. His 1975 hit “Legalize It” became an anthem for legalizing marijuana and by Rastafari and reggae music enthusiasts. Tosh was active in opposing South African apartheid.


The Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is located at 1317 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, CA. This is all- ages event.


Tickets are $30 in advance and available here:


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