he was like no other singer. he sang of love, peace and praising the lord. he “implored his people to know their history “coming from the root of king david, through the line of solomon.” cite “he was rebelling against the circumstances in which he and so many people found themselves.” cite. he was bob marley.
unlike john lennon who, in “imagine” viewed a world with no religion, mr. marley embraced religion as a means of salvation. he sang inspiring lyrics of a world with “one love, [and] one heart. ” he sang to “give thanks and praise to the lord.” with bob marley, he comforted humanity with the message that everything was going to be “alright.” he was, for a period of his life, associated with the rastafarian movement.
an assasination attempt resulted in mr. marley. leaving jamaica to exile in london. there. he recorded exodus the album and exodus the song. the album was both a critical and commercial success.
exodus was a theme deep rooted in mr. marley. he had a biracial background was unique in that both his mother’s and father’s families had slavery in their roots. his mother of african slavery ancestory and his father of syrian jewish decent. tabletmag
mr. marley devoted a portion of his music to the issue of slavery. his “redemption song” speaks of a “hand [that] was made strong by the hand of the almighty.” his music brought the concept of slavery to present day. he sung to “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds.”
the bob marley’s statue in serbia is inscribed “bob marley fighter for freedom armed with a guitar. ” according to the organizer, mirko miljus, he was “chosen because he promoted peace and tolerance in his music.” cite.
in a strange twist, his son, ziggy married a jewish woman and they have had children. he has performed in israel a number of times. ynet. if mr. marley was still alive, he may have been referred to as “zaidie” marley. family passovers with grandpa bob marley would surely be inspiring with celebration and songs of freedom.
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