Preview | Peter Tosh EarthStrong Celebration

Peter Tosh’s EarthStrong Celebration takes place in less than two weeks on October 19-20 at the Natty OceanView Entertainment Center in Westmoreland, Jamaica. While the current lineup remains unannounced, as per local regulations, Tosh’s daughter, Niambe, promises there will be no shortage of entertainment.

The number of attendees at EarthStrong has sky rocketed from 1,500 people in its first year to over 10,000 people in 2012. In recent years, Niambe and her nine siblings have gained control of the Tosh estate and all agree that the EarthStrong festival is an event they want to carry on well into the future. With plans for more events to celebrate Tosh’s “life, spirit, and legacy” - including another festival scheduled for February - Peter's family aims to ensure the Tosh name will live on for generations to come.

[Stephen Tosh, Andrew Tosh, Alison Tosh and Dave Tosh in front of Bunny Wailer's house]

EarthStrong draws in fans of all ages from around the world. Niambe told us that the age of attendees have ranged from young children to the elders in the community. During the EarthStrong weekend, many members of the Tosh family can be found playing music, talking to fans or just hanging out on the grounds.

As an educator in Boston, Niambe is continuing to live and teach the philosophy of her father. She told JamBase that "Stand Firm" is the song in her Dad’s enormous catalog that is most relevant to her at this point in her life. Niambe is hoping to spread her father’s message guided by his simple words from "Stand Firm": “Live clean, let your works be seen.”

In celebration of Peter Tosh's birthday, JamBase is running a contest for a Peter Tosh Prize Pack! Enter here. Also, check out last week's Sunday Cinema which features footage of Tosh performing in Ontario circa 1980.

[Published on: 10/9/13]

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