Friday, November 4, 2011

Bob Marley

Born with the name Robert Nesta Marley on February 1945 in St. Ann, Jamaica, Bob Marley fathered by a white and black mothers. In the 1950's Bob and his family moved to the capital city of Jamaica, Kingston. In this city his obsession with music as a profession to find an outlet. Bob Marley was a lot of time listening to music R & B and soul music, which later became the inspiration of reggae rhythms, through American radio broadcasts.

Besides, in the streets of Kingston he enjoyed the beat of ska rhythms and Steadybeat and then try to play it alone in a small music studios in Kingston.
Together with Peter McIntosh and Bunny Livingston, Bob formed The Wailing Wailers who issued debut album in 1963 with the hit "Simmer Down".

Their lyrics tells a lot about the "rude bwai" (rude boy), young children who search for identity by becoming thugs on the streets of Kingston. The Wailing Wailers broke up in the mid-1960s and could create up to broken charcoal originator decided to travel in America. In April 1966 Bob returned to Jamaica, to coincide with the visit of HIM Haile Selassie I, king of Ethiopia, to Jamaica to meet followers of Rastafari.

Charisma of the king to bring Bob into penghayat teachings of Rastafari in 1967, and with The Wailer, his new band which was formed a year later with two older personnel Mc Intosh and Livingston, he voiced moral values ​​Rasta through reggae. Adherents of Rastafari Bob then assume the prophetic role as the prophets, spreading Rasta inspiration and values ​​through his songs.

The Wailers broke up in 1971, but Bob soon formed a new band called Bob Marley and The Wailers. In 1972 the album Catch A Fire was released. Following Burning (1973-containing hits "Get Up, Stand Up" and "I Shot the Sheriff" that was popularized Eric Clapton), Natty Dread (1975), Rastaman Vibration (1976) and Uprising (1981) that the more established reggae as a musical mainstream with Bob Marley as its icon.

In 1978, Bob Marley received the UN Peace Medal in recognition of his efforts to promote peace through his songs. Unfortunately, cancer ended her life on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 years in a hospital bed Miami, USA, after an international concert in Germany. Rastas The Prophet passed away, but the inspiration remains humanistiknya floated throughout the ages.

Source : samuelbrian


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