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Roger Steffens, Authority On Music of Bob Marley, to Speak at Ramapo College On October 6

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 29, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) Roger Steffens, world-renowned authority on all things Bob Marley, will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey on October 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sharp Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Steffens will deliver a multimedia presentation, The Life of Bob Marley. The presentation has been called “the definitive history of the reggae king.” Marley, known as the foremost Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, was a best-selling artist who infused his music with Rastafari spirituality. He died in 1981 at the age of 36.

Steffens co-hosted Reggae Beat on KCRW for eight years and the internationally syndicated Reggae Beat International for five years. He was named the ‘Most Popular Reggae DJ in the World’ by Martin’s International Awards in Chicago. His ten-CD series, entitled The Complete Bob Marley & the Wailers 1967 to 1972, is a 220-track series with more than 100 rare Bob Marley & the Wailers recordings.

The event is sponsored by The Schomburg Scholar Committee. For more information, contact Professor Aaron Lorenz at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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