HUDDERSFIELD gospel choir True Colours are to pay tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley.
The choir will be performing the star's songs at a tribute concert in St Paul's Hall on the university campus.
The event, which starts at 6.30pm on Saturday, will also feature dancing displays and performances from local reggae artists, including Dan Man.
Marley - born in Saint Ann in 1945 - is credited with making reggae music accepted across the globe.
Since his death from cancer in 1981 he has remained an icon of African Caribbean culture.
Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton, who runs the choir, said: "He popularised reggae music all over the world and he is an icon. So we thought it would be nice to pay tribute to someone who really made a difference."
The concert is also acting as a fundraising event for the choir, which is based at the Hudawi Cultural Centre on Great Northern Street, Hillhouse.
They need the cash for several musical trips they are planning next year.
During 2007, the choir plans to visit Jamaica to record in the Marley family's studios and to work with local schools on music projects.
They are also going to perform in Spain and South Africa.
The choir has also been invited to perform with the Harlem Gospel Choir in New York, who sang with True Colours several years ago at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Mrs Pinnock-Hamilton said: "As well as rehearsing a lot we need to raise a lot of funds.
"The performers are very committed.
"Being in the choir gives them new experiences, keeps them off the streets and gives them something to focus on."
The choir is always looking for new members, especially boys.
Anyone who is interested should contact Mrs Pinnock-Hamilton on 07786651831. The show ties in with a national tribute which was paid to Bob Marley, when a heritage plaque was unveiled outside his former home in north London.
The plaque, outside 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden, is the first to be endorsed by London Mayor Ken Livingston.
It was organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust and unveiled as part of Black History Month, which celebrates the African Caribbean heritage.
* Tickets for the True Colours concert cost £5 (£3 concessions) and can be bought on the door.