Marley's hit song "One Love" played over speakers as the president exited the museum.
Obama visits Bob Marley Museum
10:17 pm, Wed April 8, 2015
President Obama visited the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica on Wednesday night.
The president took a brief tour of the museum which was once home of Jamaica's reggae icon in the capital. Earlier he met with U.S. embassy personnel and their families at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel where he is staying.
The stop was not previously listed on Obama's schedule and reporters were barred from covering the tour, according to a pool report.
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.
Obama spoke about his admiration for Marley in an interview with MTV in 2012.
“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 Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Thursday morning before meeting with Caricom leaders at the regional headquarters of the University of the West Indies.
He will travel Thursday evening to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas.
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