WATCH: Bob Marley welcomed to Aotearoa with pōwhiri in 1979

Headlines 10/05/2019

Today marks 38 years since Bob Marley passed from this world into the next.

To celebrate, we wanted to revisit the iconic moment in Kiwi culture when the great man graced our shores. He performed at a sold out Western Springs in 1979, a moment that would change the trajectory of Kiwi music forever.

Upon arrival, Bob Marley was welcomed by Kapa Haka Group 'Manawanui' led by the Late Archie Tamanui, the challenge/Wero was performed by the Late Kuru Waretini.

Rest in Jah Mr Marley.