The capsule will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be opened in 2062, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.
The donation includes nine studio albums, as well as two live albums, including the critically acclaimed Catch a Fire, Burnin’, Rastaman Vibration and Exodus, which was declared the Best Album of the Twentieth Century in 2001 by Time magazine.
In a message to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, Marley said she was happy to donate her copy of Bob Marley & The Wailers complete Island Recordings box set to the Time Capsule of Jamaican artefacts and history.
“This notable body of work represents a significant period of my father’s life and musical career and has helped to establish Jamaica and Reggae on the world stage. Through his music, my father fearlessly shone light on the injustices and inequalities of the world even as he implored us to come together in love through an acceptance of all,” Marley said, according to a release from Grange’s ministry.
“It is my hope that when the capsule is opened in 2062, the melody and message of my father’s music will captivate and inspire its audience just as much as it does today.”
Among the many items donated to the time capsule commemorating the first 50 years of Jamaican Independence is a popular culture artifact poster of Dancehall Queen Carlene.
The process of filling the Jamaica50 Time Capsule is scheduled for completion by the end of August. The Time Capsule will be locked away following an official ceremony hosted by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.