11 August 2017
The Celebrating Africa edition of Rototom Sunsplash, to be held August 12 to 19 in Benicassim, is proud to host a world class exhibition by veteran British photographer Adrian Boot, responsible for some of the most iconic photographs of Bob Marley, which form a part of his immortal legacy and the symbolism of the Jamaican legend.
Reggae – the Africa Connection, is the title of the exhibition, in Reggae University, that will present the work of this celebrated photojournalist, who has worked for publications including Rolling Stone and NME and shot album covers for Island Records.
“Africa, more than any other part of the world, has for decades embraced Reggae music with great passion,” says Boot in a letter to the festival, “Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, Third World, Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear are regarded by Africans as the force that dismantled apartheid.”
The exhibition is devoted to the leading luminaries of Reggae and African music. It features images of Peter Tosh visiting Lagos, Benjamin Zephaniah meeting Nelson Mandela, Luciano at Goree Island Slave port, and Burning Spear with Thomas Mapfumo. Be sure to visit this stunning visual journey through the heart of the themes for Rototom Sunsplash 2017.