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Birthday, Caribbean

Happy birthday, Bob!

“Robert ‘Bob’ Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 — May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. He is the most widely known performer of reggae music. Marley is regarded by many as a prophet of the Rastafari movement.

Marley is best known for his reggae songs, which include the hits ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘Exodus’, ‘Could You Be Loved’, ‘Jammin”, ‘Redemption Song’, and ‘One Love’. His posthumous compilation album ‘Legend’ (1984) is the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies.

You will have heard of Bob, who has had a good influence on many Basotho of my generation. We jammed to his music and struggled with his philosophy in mind. He is one of my favourite musicians of all time. Happy birthday to him. Geoffrey Philp says a lot more about Mr. Marley and his message.

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  1. Sokari

    Yeaaaaa – brightening up my morning Rethabile. Today is Bob Marley day – Blast it out and at least for one day lets all be Buffalo Soldiers!

  2. You can say that again. Today is a good day.

  3. Very spiritual post.

  4. I was writing up a proposal for a program for African-American male college freshmen yesterday and I used the phrase, “emancipate our minds from mental slavery” — being careful to attribute it appropriately and wondering what the people who will read it will think of my “statement of the problem.” Coming here today and finding this, Rethabile, was precious. Marley lives! We must press on!

  5. True HipHop Don't stop 101 !!!!!

    Rasta Man Bob Marley will forever be missed!!!!! God Bless ya.Still bumpin your Reggae Music love yaquote ,” The more man smoke herb the more babalon fall”
    Peace and Respect equals 5,000
    true HipHop Don’t Stop