Nothing inspires thoughts of sunshine, relaxation and happiness like reggae music. Over generations, reggae has moved beyond Jamaica to warm, inspire and uplift people all over the world. Rooted in the Rastafari philosophy, reggae infuses its music with a message of love, togetherness, and redemption. Icons such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff have made the sound, language, and vibrant reggae style an essential part of the global musical culture. 

With its Reggae exhibit, Morrison Hotel Gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, is proud to celebrate the artists that have helped spread reggae music across the world – as well as the talented photographers who have captured them on film.

The exhibition and sale will open with a special, invite only event on July 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be sponsored by Damian Marley and Ocean Grown, his cannabis concentrate brand.

Also, on exhibit will be Kim Gottleib Walker’s famous Bob Marley cover of High Times magazine. Walker will attend the July 12 event where she’ll be signing copies of her book, Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae Titan Books (November 2, 2010).

“With summer heating up in Los Angeles, there is nothing like reggae music to put you in the mood,” said L.A. gallery director Casey Fannin. “The month of July is all about celebrating the legends that created this traditional musical style. On July 1st, Reggae Night XVII at the Rose Bowl returns, and our gallery will coincide with that event with our Reggae exhibition starting July 12th.”

Guests will have the opportunity to see gorgeous shots of reggae greats such as: Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Ras Michael andPeter Tosh.

Photographers featured in the event will include: Richard E. Aaron, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Guido Harari, Patrick Harbon, Dennis Morris, Paul Natkin, Neal Preston, Kate Simon, Peter Simon, Allan Tannenbaum and gallery co-owner Timothy White.

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.