The Bob Marley One Love Experience has come to Los Angeles immersing Ovation Hollywood into an irie atmosphere. This is the first time that the multi-sensory exhibit comes to the United States after successful extended runs in London and Toronto. If you’re a Bob Marley fan, if reggae music makes you feel good, if music history is relevant to you, this seven-room experience is definitely a must-see.
The opening night included an exclusive performance by Skip Marley, Bob Marley’s grandson, who in addition to his original songs, did beautiful renditions of “Jamming”, “Redemption Songs” and other favorite songs that got the crowd vibing through the night.
Distinctive sites, sounds, and smells were carefully curated to stimulate your senses. Throughout the exhibition, you can learn about Bob Marley’s “Tuff Gong” record label and recording studio, his legacy, and his extensive tour history. You can vibe at the “One Love Forest” a green space with a giant joint amidst all the reminders that every little thing is gonna be all right, and you can even select your favorite Bob Marley songs from an old-school jukebox.
Bob Marley’s love for football (soccer) and foosball is absolutely present in a dedicated space that allows you to interact with the experience, and you can also enjoy a recently discovered set of images that reiterates his passion for the sport. Do not miss large art pieces which include works by Mister Brainwash and The Postman.
From the exhibition “Bob Marley first sang One Love 45 years ago and his message still resonates today” and can wrap up your visit by sharing what One Love means to you.
Bob Marley “One Love Experience” will run at Ovation Hollywood for 12 weeks. See all the ticket options.
Photos and Words: Farah Sosa