Still Smokin' After All These Years

Fans can celebrate Bob Marley's birthday by watching the late great's in-concert performances and video clips.

The reggae star's rise from the slums of Jamaica to international stardom was too brief for many fans, who can celebrate the birthday of the "one world, one love" singer at Balboa Park's WorldBeat Cultural Center. The tribute starts at 6 p.m. on Friday. Featured films include "Legend," a personal compilation of his most popular in-concert performances. The festival is a family affair. "One Love" is a modern day "Romeo and Juliette" set in Kingston, Jamaica, starring Cherine Anderson and Ky-mani Marley (Bob's son).

"Africa Unite" revolves around three generations of the Marley family as they take their first trip to Ethiopia for a landmark concert commemorating Bob Marley's 60th birthday. Marley died in 1981 at the age of 36.

The Bob Marley Film Festival is free but you can reserve a seat by registering at the WorldBeat Cultural Center's Web site   

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