It has been a long time coming but now the last living member of arguably the greatest reggae group ever, Bunny Wailer, has opened a museum. Unlike the Bob Marley museum that twist facts to make it seems like Bob Marley was the main ingredient with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh being just harmony backup singers and the Barrett Brothers as only errand boys, the Wailers museum tells the true story of the historic band.
The museum launch took place to commemorate Bunny’s 70th earth strong. The main goal of the museum is to make sure the narrative and artefacts truly interprets the life and legacy of the group, The Wailers.
“I felt as the surviving member of The Wailers, it is my obligation and responsibility as the only one alive, who lived and had the most intimate memory of that history, to record it for posterity,” Bunny Wailer said.
The museum is heavily influential by Rastafari culture and the seminal role of his father, Thaddeus Livingston. It consists of a wide scope of artefacts, history, photographs and audiovisual materials.
The museum reflects the greatness of Bob, Peter and Bunny and the great work all three did not only as a single unit but after they went their separate ways.
The Wailers Museum will be open to the public at an official date to be announced in July 2017 to coincide with the annual birthday celebrations of H.I.M. Haile Selassie 1 on July 23, and the Jamaica 55 anniversary celebrations, August 1-6, 2017. At presently, it is available for private viewings, which can be arranged through the Wailers Museum website and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.