June 27, 2004

Rastafarian Rocker

Let me try my best to avoid hype and bring in reality.

This short article is about the revolutionary Rocker Bob Marley from Kingston Jamaica. Considered the King of Reggae, Marley started from humble beginnings. With talent and religious beliefs as his only weapons he applied himself tirelessly to spreading his musical message.

He sings thus in his War
"Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war"

Born in the village of Nine Miles in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica,
Robert Nesta Marley learned his first songs in the busy marketplace of
Kingston. Music filled his head and his heart, and Ciddy's boy Nesta
knew he would grow up to be a singer. Years later, Bob Marley gave
voice to a growing revolutionary spirit in songs whose stirring
rhythms and healing power dissolved boundaries of age, race, culture,
and religious belief. Considered a prophet within the Rastafarian
spiritual community, Marley used his music to celebrate the triumph of
the human spirit over violence, poverty, and prejudice.

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