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“Everything’s Gonna be Alright” on an Island Outpost Bob Marley tour

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How could anybody resist taking a tour where you don’t have to worry about a thing because everything’s going be alright? In honor of the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley and the Wailer’s multi-platinum record, Legend, Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost has launched the “Root of Roots” tour – an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Bob Marley and travel through the evolution of Jamaican music.

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The tour is one of many crafted by Inside Outpost, Island Outpost’s new experience service that grants guests privileged access to Jamaica’s culture. Excursions are led by local “ambassadors” – tour guides with special areas of expertise – and notable “icons” – Jamaican personalities that include prominent figures from Island Records, Blackwell’s record label that introduced Bob Marley to international audiences.

“Root of Roots” tour locations include:

  • · Trench Town Culture Yard: Bob Marley’s hometown and the birthplace of Reggae
  • · Institute of Jamaica: Offering a historical music tour ranging from music from the first Jamaicans, the Taino Indians, to present day dance hall musicians
  • · Treasure Isle Studio: One of Kingston’s oldest recording studios
  • · Spiritual Redemption House: Site where Bob Marley was baptized
  • · Bob Marley Museum: His former home turned museum features the bullet holes left untouched by his attempted assassination; also on display is his familiar denim stage shirt as well as his gold and platinum records

A pretty place to stay during the tour is at Strawberry Hill, a complex of cottages , suites and villas with canopied beds and awesome views of the Caribbean, located 50 minutes north of Kingston in the Blue Mountains. Rates start at $345 per night. The tour is fully customizable and the cost of the tour varies based on the excursions included.For booking and more information call 1-800-OUTPOST (688-7678).

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