Obama visits Bob Marley museum

Obama visits Bob Marley museum
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President Obama visited the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica on Wednesday night.
 
The president took a brief tour of the museum dedicated to the Jamaican reggae icon in Kingston following a meeting with U.S. embassy personnel. 
 
The stop was not previously listed on Obama's schedule and reporters were barred from covering the tour, according to a pool report. 
 
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Obama reminisced as he looked at a wall of framed records inside the museum and said "I still have all the albums," according to a New York Times photographer who was allowed on the tour. 
 
The museum is located at Marley's former home. Displays include a life-size 3D hologram of Marley from the One Love Peace Concert in 1978, his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, his personal recording studio, his bedroom, clothing and a collection of gold and platinum records, according to the website. 
 
Marley's hit song "One Love" played over speakers as the president exited the museum. 
 
Obama spoke about his admiration for Marley in a 2012 interview with MTV. 
 
“I remember in college listening, and not agreeing with his whole philosophy necessarily, but raising my awareness how people outside of our country were thinking about the struggle for jobs and dignity and freedom,” he said. 
 
Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jamaica since 1982. The president will meet with dignitaries from Caribbean nations and participate in a town hall with young people. 
 
He will travel Thursday to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas, a gathering of leaders from the Western Hemisphere. He is expected to meet there with Cuban President Raúl Castro.