Bob Marley Week
Musician of the Week: Bob Marley
From thepatrioticvanguard.com - Nesta Robert Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Get Up Stand Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae’s best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S. and selling 25 million copies worldwide. More…
Westbury Library To Present ‘A Tribute To Bob Marley’
The Westbury Memorial Public Library will welcome reggae and calypso group Hide Tide on Sunday, Jan. 20 for a free concert featuring a musical tribute to the legendary Bob Marley.
High Tide will take the stage of the library’s meeting room at 2 p.m. and perform some of the legendary reggae star’s classic hits, including “Stir It Up,” “One Love,” “No Woman No Cry”, “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Jamming,” among others.
Established in 1997, High Tide has performed in the Nassau County Concert Series for the past 15 summers. Additionally, the group performs at libraries and parks throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties and at restaurants, nightclubs and bars.
“Musical presentations of this nature bring a world of culture to a local audience,” said group leader and drummer Michael Kohn. “The music of Jamaica, and in this particular case Bob Marley, can brighten up a winter afternoon and make those that attend feel like they are on a brief Caribbean vacation.” More…
My roots are the main thing: Bob Marley’s son
The past few months have witnessed some of the most celebrated artistes and bands from across the world making their stage debuts in India. From Metallica and Slayer to Guns N’ Roses, Santana and Swedish House Mafia, the flag bearers of almost every popular genre
toured the country, enthralling eager crowds. The trend continues with Julian Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley, who will headline Live From The Console – a two-day music festival to be held in Goa on December 29 and 30.
He talks about music, carrying forward his father’s legacy, and his plans during his visit to India.
For reggae fans in India, you’re the guy carrying forward your father’s legacy. As an original artiste, how challenging is it to live up to expectations?
Though I am my own person, I am greatly a part of my father and forefathers, and so we are all channelling one spirit. For me, my roots are the main thing. But we have many influences, and I bring what I have to offer to the world as an individual. Though we grow from the inspiration of all our forefathers, in my heart, the music comes from my father. That means spreading the message, the love and the spirit. More…