Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley)

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Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley)


Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley)

(Rastafarian, legend, musician and poet)

Iron Lion

R.I.P.

6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981

Bob Marley is a character I have only recently come to discover as a Peaceful Warrior. His life has been stigmatised in the media by his use of  marijuana (Ganja) and portrayed as a Hippy drug abuser more often than not, thus helping me misguidedly, to miss out on an opportunity to understand who Robert Nesta Marley really was and just how important his short life was to the future of peace on our planet. If we were to understand why he smoked a substance that the world considers an illegal narcotic, we could better come to know why he never lifted a finger against anyone in hatred. Despite being shot at in an attempted murder during political tensions in Jamaica on 3 December 1976. he continued to campaign for world peace through his music and actions. Traveling extensively, often on his own money, and to give concerts often for free, he heralded a new era of creative peace, using music as a medium to bring love amongst us all. So many famous songs record his fights for freedom and justice and his passion to share love, one love.

To Rastafarians across the globe and peace lovers he is idolized as a musical Legend.

I have recently seen the film Marley, directed by Kevin Macdonald. It has opened my eyes to a side of Bob Marley that I had never conceived of and possibly it would for you too.

I shall add clip of film trailer here.

Marley the Movie

To read more about the short yet eventful life of the legend from Jamaica then click here to review what is said about him.

 

 

 

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