doni marleyBob Marley’s granddaughter, Donisha is set to headline the Africana Extravaganza of culture performers for the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards and Travel Expo to be held in Atlanta, Ga. on April 26-27th. The event, which will be hosted by noted Atlanta broadcast personality Monica Kaufman Pearson, includes the Africana Extravaganza that takes place on Friday evening at 7 pm at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. The awards event will be kicked-off on Thursday, April 25th with the screening of Donisha's new documentary "Rasta: A Soul's Journey."

Donisha, who was a baby when her grandfather died, is an actress, dancer, model and spoken word poet. She also has to her credit major promotional ads, school and event presentations, and several video films including a role in her grandmother’s Rita Marley's 'Take me To the West Indies.'  A media darling in Jamaica, Prendergast has hosted the television talent show 'Star Search at Traxx,' the island's version of 'American Idol.'  For the Africana Extravaganza event, she will present some of her spoken word poetry.

If you met Donisha, you would probably not need an introduction because she bears such a striking resemblance to her late great legendary grandfather. Not only does she resemble him physically, but also in spirit which is why she is helping to spread his legacy of ‘One Love.’ One of the ways that she is doing this is through her signature documentary film ‘Rasta: A Soul’s Journey,’ debuted in Montreal.

doni and ritaDirected by awarding-winning filmmaker Stuart Samuels and produced by Patricia Scarlett along with Marilyn Gray, ‘Rasta: A Soul’s Journey’ a film about Donisha’s travels to different countries to get a feel for how other people and cultures viewed and celebrated the Rastafarian culture. The film also chronicles Donisha’s journey to find her purpose as a young Rasta woman. The documentary presents her explorations through Rastafarian communities in the U.S., Israel, India, Jamaica, South Africa, Ethiopia, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Many of the countries that she visited are places where her famous grandfather once captivated audiences with his unprecedented phenomenal performances where his message of ‘One Love’ still reverberates.

teacher donisAt the Africana Extravaganza, Donisha will be speak to the audience and answer questions about her documentary and talk about growing up Marley. She will dazzle the audience with her spoken word poetry. “Even though she is a great actress and presenter, spoken word is her baby,” says Scarlett, who is also her manager. “Donisha presenting at this event will be a real treat for the audience.”

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