The World of Reggae featuring Bob Marley: Treasures from Roger Steffens’ Reggae Archives presents highlights nearly a hundred Jamaican artists and musical developments, telling the story of those who took Reggae from its small island roots and transformed it into a global culture.
Selected from the internationally renowned collection of Reggae authority Roger Steffens, the exhibition covers forty years of Jamaican musical history, beginning with Ska and moving through the Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub, DJ (rap), Lovers Rock, Two-tone and Ska Revival, Dub Poetry, and the present-day Dancehall and Raggamuffin styles. The World of Reggae is a visual experience about a sonic phenomena.
Documenting Reggae’s living history are thousands of artifacts, including material from its greatest proponent, Bob Marley, The Reggae King, celebrating Jamaica’s musical creativity. Included are album covers and 7-inch vinyl singles. Posters from around the world, original photographs, fliers, T-shirts, postcards, magazines, books, banners, bumper stickers, buttons, and other memorabilia from Reggae’s most famous figures.