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Rastas drop on

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

All the troubles of the world, let a lone a nation, could not keep the reggae faithful away from the FMF Dome on Monday night.

Fronted by Bob Marley and the Wailers lead guitrarist, Junior Marvin and Peter Tosh-bassist Fully Fullwood, the Tosh Meets Marley tour brought the pioneers of the 'one-drop' style of playing to Fiji for the first time.

Local tensions affected turnout, but with a little over 2000 fans there, the group gave a mesmerising display.

The show was delayed 90 minutes by the late arrival of Marvin, who flew from Kingston, Jamaica, to Washington DC, then Los Angeles, US, onto Sydney, Nadi and Nausori, on his way meeting the Fiji sevens team flying from Dubai to South Africa. He then rushed to the Dome where the rest of the tour party had been playing for just over an hour and stole the show.

Despite the sound problems, the Tosh Meets Marley band was superlative in performing reggae standards they gave the world 30 years ago with Marley and Tosh.

Throughout the night, band members went out their way to stress the one-love, one-heart spiritual core of Rasta.


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