Peter Tosh MonumentCurrently Open
- Address: Bluefield, Westmoreland, Negril, Jamaica Map
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Museums, Island, Garden, Monument, Entertainment, Performance, Tomb
Few things truly represent the rich culture of Jamaica more than the unique sound of reggae and the sweet smoke of the marijuana plant. Alongside the natural beauty and the world famously chilled out locals, these two are synonymous with the island. One of the biggest proponents of both was the legendary reggae group The Wailers, consisting of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. It’s only fitting that the island paid tribute to this musicians by erecting memorials in their honour.
Born Winston Hubert McIntosh, Peter Tosh was a gifted musician from an early age, having taught himself how to play guitar and keyboard with exceptional skill. It’s rumoured that he was the reason Bob Marley learnt how to strum a six string and even after the Wailers disbanded, Tosh found success with a solo career. He was nicknamed ‘Steppin’ Razor’ for the passionate way he’d fight for the causes he believed in. In 1976, his song dedicated to the legalization of the herb, ‘Legalize It’, turned into an unofficial anthem for those who supported the cause, loved reggae and Rastafaris all over the globe. Tosh was always an outspoken rebel, who never shied away from being vocal about his views. He lambasted politicians for failing to create pro-marijuana legislation and he performed in numerous anti-apartheid concerts. Peter Tosh was also an avid unicyclist and fans were usually left amused and entertained when he’d wheel around the stage during his performances. Peter Tosh died in Jamaica in 1987, gunned down by suspected robbers and was posthumously awarded ‘The Order of Merit’, Jamaica’s third highest honour.
The Peter Tosh memorial is a gentle, spiritual testament of the great musician’s life and work, and his deep love for the Rastafarian religion. ‘Steppin’ Razor’ is emblazoned upon his tomb, along with a red-eyed lion of Zion. The surrounding murals depict a Rasta man with red eyes, holding a giant joint and behind the tomb is a special garden where Tosh’s most treasured plant grows. The monument is peaceful and has a deeply spiritual vibe, and is close to a library and museum. Lovers of green and reggae beats can simmer down here and pay homage to this Jamaican icon.
Peter Tosh Monument Travel Tips
- You can even meet Mama Tosh, though she seldom grants interviews.
- There’s a Peter Tosh festival in mid-October.
- Donations are greatly appreciated for the upkeep for this memorial.
How to Reach Peter Tosh Monument
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- Peter Tosh Monument Address: Bluefield, Westmoreland, Negril, Jamaica
- Peter Tosh Monument Timing: 24-hrs
- Best time to visit Peter Tosh Monument(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
- Time required to visit Peter Tosh Monument: 01:00 Hrs
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38.63% of people who visit Negril include Peter Tosh Monument in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
36.17% of people start their Peter Tosh Monument visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Peter Tosh Monument
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