Robert Nesta Marley Aka Bob Marley.
Bob Marley – Jamaica.
Born: February 6, 1945, St. Ann, Jamaica.
Died: May 11, 1981, Miami, USA.
He was the most influential Jamaican musician in History. Through his work that has a strong spiritual and political message, he was a defending figure of reggae music and a spiritual icon, and a prophet to many.
As an advocate for the rights of black people. He spoke up against poverty and was a fighter against western oppression. He acquired a unique view of the world. Feeling the general oppression of being a poor black person at the hands of exploiters who were growing rich off the work of his people. In his lifetime, he acted as a global Cultural Ambassador for the Jamaican people and the Rastafarian religion. In the late 1970’s he spent much of it promoting peace and cultural understanding within Jamaica. Through his music, he wanted to spread the word of Reggae, love, and spirituality, and make it accessible to the entire world. Cooperating with the Jamaican government, he held a “Peace concert” and stopped the bloodsheds.
Through his new setup band “Bob Marley and the Wailers”, he took the world by storm. Speaking about activism many times in his songs. He just wanted everyone to work out things peacefully and just get along. The main message by him was for everyone to get active and get involved in non-violent action and stand up for their rights. In many people’s thoughts, he is the “Greatest Activist Musician of All Time!”
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