According to officials of Jamaica, they are planning to open a music museum sometime next year. "It will be operated by the government through the Institute of Jamaica, which oversees cultural affairs."
The museum will feature rare musical artifacts to preserve Jamaica's music history. The pieces to be placed in the museum include music from reggae star Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. It will include albums produced by Marley prior to receiving international fame, as well as a collaboration song by Peter Tosh featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richard of the Rolling Stones.
The museum is to be placed in Kingston, Jamaica and is currently requesting donations.
"The museum is requesting donations to help preserve Jamaica's vibrant music history. The island's music preservation took a major hit two years ago when officials discovered that a massive collection of 1970s music, including original recordings by Marley and Tosh, disappeared from the archives of the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corp."
To this date, that collection has not been found. According to Peter Tosh's former manager and the museum curator Herbie Miller, the date for the opening of the Jamaica Music Museum has not yet been set.
We will definitely keep you updated as to when the museum will actually open and what other musical greats will be added to the museum's roster of music.
Written By: XperienceJ