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The primary themes in ‘Uprising’ are not that far from the album’s title. The album focuses on black unity and Rastafarian spirituality. Given the fact that all the songs were written by Bob Marley himself, it is not surprising that these two themes are prominent in the album, as they often featured in his songs. However, in ‘Uprising’, Marley explores them to the fullest. Listening to some of the songs in the album, particularly ‘Redemption Song’, one feels that Marley...
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Bob Marly was a famous Rastafarian from Jamaica who used his music to convey political messages to the world. ‘Redemption Song’ was the last poem he wrote in 1980 before he passed on. I will discuss how the history of slavery is relevant to understand this poem and how Marcus Garvey’s ideas are the central message in the poem and how deeply religious Bob Marley was. In this essay I will show how Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ is a political...
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As a child, I remember being engulfed in the many diverse and colorful sounds of jazz, rock & roll, country, Afro-Cuban/Latin, Afrobeat, and reggae. However, out of the superabundance of music that I was being fed, the positive vibrations of one genre infused itself with my being: reggae. I was probably born with the hunger for music, but after I listened to Bob Marley’s album ‘Legend’, I grew a thirst for rhetoric. Yes, my mother holds my entire house down,...
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Robert Nesta Marley, popularly known for his stage name Bob Marley, was a famous Jamaican musician. He was born on February 6th, 1945. At the age of 14, he left his hometown, Saint Ann, and moved to Kingston to pursue his music career. While living in Kingston, Jamaica, he joined a religion called Rastafarianism. Rastafarianism is an Africa-centered religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s. In 1963, Bob Marley created a group called ‘The Wailers’. The group was influenced...
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For this biography assignment I chose the book ‘So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley’ by Roger Steffens. Roger Steffens goes on a unique approach to the book by interviewing 75 people Bob Marley knew. These such people included lovers, friends, and relatives. Born on February 6th, 1945, Marley was the child of Norval Marley and Cedella Marley. Abandoned by his father, a white government overseer who raped a young girl, Marley was often called white...
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