BELMONT, WESTMORELAND, JAMAICA — The Peter Tosh Estate is proud to announce that Monday, April 20th, 2015 will be the first annual recognition of the date as “International Peter Tosh Day”, a celebration honoring Grammy Award winning reggae legend, musician, and human rights activist Peter Tosh.
Peter Tosh exploded onto the world stage as an activist and solo artist with his 1976 release, Legalize It. Tosh worked to promote the legalization of marijuana, equal rights, and to expand Jamaica’s cultural and musical influence. Peter was no stranger to oppression in his homeland and knew the fight for legalization and equal rights well. His music served as a catalyst for a generation to fight for what they believed in.
“People would go to his concerts, or line up to buy his latest record, not knowing quite what to expect. But his music showed you could be cool and tough, without being violent or a hoodlum,” says Niambe McIntosh, Tosh’s daughter and Peter Tosh Estate Administrator.
Now, almost forty years later, Peter’s message rings louder than ever. With states and countries across the globe moving to legalize cannabis usage, it is more important than ever to share Tosh’s philosophy of responsible cannabis consumption for medicinal and spiritual health benefits.
For this occassion the Tosh Estate put together A Spotify Playlist for your listening pleasure.
Listen to the Official International Peter Tosh Day Spotify Playlist
The Peter Tosh Estate welcomes everyone to join the celebration on April 20th by downloading the campaign photo below and share it across social media sites to honor Peter’s legacy. Future years will be celebrated with special releases of Peter’s music, events, and more.