Digicel Group Head of Sponsorship, James Wynne, said; “Digicel is passionate about connecting our customers to their culture. With our live stream of the Bob Marley free concert in Kingston, we are bringing the once in a lifetime musical experience to fans across the globe in celebration of his 70th birthday. Bob’s life and musical journey continues to inspire millions across the world. He is one of the greatest musical icons of all time – his impact through his music goes beyond the shores of Jamaica and transcends social, racial and political boundaries. Digicel is delighted and honoured to be support Bob Marley’s legacy and to be a part of the celebrations.”
The Bob Marley Foundation General Manager, Marie Bruce, said; “We are thrilled by the line-up of artists scheduled to perform at the concert and we appreciate their support of the Honourable Robert Nesta Marley's musical legacy. We are very happy to be partnering with Digicel to bring this celebration to the people for free. We have no doubt that this show will be a memorable one and so we invite everyone to join us on the waterfront in downtown Kingston and online as we celebrate together in One Love."
The Digicel team will also be participating in the Bob Marley birthday celebrations on Friday 6th February at the Bob Marley Museum which will be attended by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna. The celebrations will culminate with the annual ‘One Love’ Bob Marley football competition where masters and celebrities will face-off on 18th February at the Harbour View Mini Stadium.
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 13 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.