Bob marley spiritual journey documentary

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bob marley spiritual journey documentary

Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz

An important book if you have been touched by the music of Bob Marley, especially those songs that you could feel arose not only from a spiritual well-spring, but from the ghettos of Jamaica and experiences that were authentically in solidarity with the Third World and those in poverty. The book goes into much detail into his life and work, and, if one has listened to all of Bobs albums and felt that different things were going on historically and musically, this read will help you truly sort them out. I read the book hoping to understand more of the social justice aspect of his work, and I feel that it helped me to do that, though it also helped me to revisit so much that I love about the art of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Much about Peter Tosh in the book as well, an artist who helped to shape my political consciousness at a young age like no other back in the 1980s. I found the evidence that the CIA sponsored the assassination attempt on Marley very important, and some other material of this sort was included, but I wish that there was more.

...Bobs true rebel spirit lies in his devastatingly accurate depictions of ghetto life and official oppression and corruption. The pain of Slave Driver; the anger of Rebel Music (3 OClock Roadblock), The Belly Full (But We Hungry), and Rat Race; the inspired vision of recording Haile Selassies speech to the United Nation as War; in his raising aloft the arms of Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga in an effort at unity; in his forming relationships with Kingstons gang leaders in an effort to cool them out; in his dispensing thousands of dollars at a time to penniless mothers; in his efforts to bestride the racial and economic barriers inherent in Jamaica and throughout Babylon; in his establishing the concept of Babylon in our culture and souls. And isnt it curious that Bob Marley is seen as a rebel because he had a genuine belief in peace and an end to oppression? (411)
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BOB MARLEY Spiritual Journey 1/6

Bob Marley: the regret that haunted his life

We spoke with MacDonald about Marley, how the subject of his film became known as the "crown prince of stoners," the rare time Marley bared his human soul, and how he thinks the musician would have reacted to recent political uprisings. I was really into his music when I was a young teenager— Uprising was one of the first albums I ever bought, when I was like 12 or But really I was interested more in who was he, who is the man, Bob. But everywhere, really, in the world. And there was a specific instance that happened that really inspired me. I was making this film The Last King of Scotland in Uganda six or seven years ago or something, and I went into the slum of Kampala and I realized there were so many people there listening to Bob, wearing Bob T-shirts, with murals of Bob up. And they treated him more like a kind of spiritual figure or a philosopher than merely a musician.

In the slums of Kampala he was struck by a curious fact. There seemed to be images of Bob Marley and "Get up, stand up" slogans and dreadlocks wherever he went. Marley had been on Macdonald's mind anyway: he had been asked by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, if he would be interested in getting involved in a film project about the Jamaican musician's enduring legacy. The original plan had been to follow a group of rastafarians on their journey from Kingston to their spiritual homeland of Ethiopia, to attend a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Marley's birth. As it worked out, that film was never made, but, when the opportunity arose for Macdonald to make a more ambitious documentary about Marley, he jumped at the chance.

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BOB MARLEY Spiritual Journey 2/6

In , Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter Bob Marley met year old photographer Dennis Morris and was immediately taken with him. Over the next 7 years, the two developed a friendship as Bob went on tour and Dennis captured some of the most iconic images of him at concerts, backstage, and between shows. In this short documentary, Dennis tells the stories behind his famous photographs of Bob, what he learned from his work with him from to , and his collaboration with contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. Please note that if you are under 18, you won't be able to access this site. Are you 18 years old or above? Yes No. Purejamaicamedia 01 Aug

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