Essay on Bob marley

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bob marley

Bob Marley
Bob marley was borne February 6th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and
songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probaly Considered one of the greatest
artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant
international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica . Marley was
learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rudeboys,
in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailers. The Wailers included vocalists Bunny
Livingston and Peter Tosh, both went solo and was successful at there new careers. The
group's early recordings were in a style called ska, a hybrid of New Orleans rhythm and
blues and Jamaican mento. A Mento was the first of the reggae styles. The term reggae is
commonly used as a collective designation for a number of successive forms of Jamaican pop
music—ska. By the late 1960s, influences from United States rhythm and blues, Jamaican
folk rhythm, and rhythmic, improvised verses were. synthesized into the rock steady and
poppa-top styles. and Marley emerged as a rising talent in this new genre of Jamaican
music. In 1967 he converted from Christianity to Rastafarianism, a


Marley's funeral was a national event in Jamaica as many fans and citizens lined the
streets in mourning. A month before he passed, he was awarded Jamaica's third highest
honor-- Jamaica's Order of Merit--for his outstanding contribution to the country's
culture. He left his wife, Rita, his eleven children, a $30 million estate, an incredible
body of music and a whole culture of devoted Reggae artists to follow in his footsteps.
His body now rests at a mausoleum at Nine Miles in St. Ann's Parish, but his music, his
life, his activism, his search for the truth and his legacy will never be forgotten. As he
once told biographer Stephen Davis, "I don't have suffer to be aware of suffering. So is
not anger [I have], but truth, and truth have to bust out of man like a river."

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Marley became the first worldwide reggae superstar with songs that spoke of politics,
religion and life on the streets, including his anthemia "Get Up, Stand Up."

Died may 11th 1981 of cancer born February 6th 1945 in st. ann. parish Jamaica
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Redemption Song Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships ,Minutes after
they took I From the bottomless pit.

But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty. We forward in this generation
Triumphantly. Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? - 'Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs;
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