Friday, December 5 2008, 01:44 GMT
By Sarah Rollo
Music fans are being asked to help rebuild one of Jamaica’s most important music catalogues.
The Public Broadcasting Corporation Of Jamaica (PBC-J) discovered in January that part of a collection including original works by Bob Marley and Pete Tosh had been stolen, reports the BBC.
An appeal has now been made to music fans to help rebuild the catalogue of vinyl and CDs, which was originally built up over years.
Head of PBC-J Leighton Thomas said: “Some of Bob Marley’s original recordings would have been here, material that was never mass produced and sold. So that’s what we’re searching for, to see if we’ve still got the Bob Marley before he was Bob Marley.”
Police are still investigating the theft, while the remainder of the collection has been moved to a new location.
“We want donations to help preserve our national heritage our history, whether audio or video we’re interested in taking a look,” Thomas said. “Why let it sit gathering dust in a basement when it can be used here.”