Late musician to be honoured with concert, amongst others.
The Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, PHCCIMA, in conjunction with the Rex Lawson Centre for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Culture would host a special music night tagged, Rex Lawson Concert, on November 30, in honour of the legendary highlife musician.
The concert would be part of the events of the forthcoming 9th Port Harcourt International Trade Fair, 2013.
The President of the Chamber, Emeka Unachukwu, disclosed this during a meeting with members of the centre at PHCCIMA Conference Hall in Port Harcourt recently.
He said the concert was aimed at honouring, celebrating and immortalising Mr. Lawson.
According to Mr. Unachukwu, the Rex Lawson night, which would hold at the trade Fair complex, Isaac Boro Park, would feature renowned artists performing Mr. Lawson’s songs throughout the night. The highlight of the evening, he said, would be a command performance by some former members of Mr. Lawson’s band, including Tony Odili and King Sunny Brown.
He also said that, prior to that day, there would be a visit to the tomb of the late musician at Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Rivers State, where a wreath would be laid in his memory.
He said that there would be a road show round Port Harcourt to sensitise the people of the state about the event, and to keep Mr. Lawson’s memory alive.
Mr. Unachukwu also disclosed that arrangements were in the offing to open a museum where lyrics, clothes, trumpet and other artifacts belonging to the late legend would be preserved as tourist attractions.
He noted that committees have been set up to work out the modalities for a successful outing, and to review the book on Mr. Lawson that would be launched on that day. The committees would also look into the documentation of the foundation in the constitution, to include some key areas like his family and his activities.