Male - 27 Years Old
since the other thread got removed, we need a new one. especially with the new movie billed to come out february 2010.one of the worlds most important artists & one of my personal favourites
one of musics most transcendent & iconic figures, bob introduced the sounds of his small nation to the far reaching corners of the globe. marley's music gave a voice to the every day struggles of the jamaican people, vividly capturing, not only the troubles of the country's impoverished & oppressed, but also the spirituality that remains their source of strength. his songs of faith, with a voice singing of revolution, revelation & romance created a legacy that continues to live on not only through his own music, but also through generations of artists the world over that were touched by his brilliance
he gave a voice to the “third world”, those suffering first hand the real & unimaginable cruelties of poverty, apartheid, social & political discrimination & inequalities. the power of his music goes above & beyond the face value, it became a deep-seated sound of hope that radiated throughout the lands & impacted on everyone's life, whether for mere enjoyment, on a spiritual level, or as the backdrop & drive for social change. those impacts of his music & message has been felt everywhere, even in situations that have next to no association to music. preaching peace & love, he gave the world hope. from the poverty lines to the materialistically rich, artists from all genres, people from all cultures, all countries. his music covered all concepts & was something everyone could relate too, music that has transcended through to today so well
while bob's songs were often written about his real life experiences, often in a jamaican setting, his songs always assumed a greater meaning. unfortunately bob experienced a time when a man of african decent was still fighting for a place in society. that's why his lyrics call for deeper assessment of human relations that move so far beyond his charismatic rhythms & melodic harmonies. whether he realized it at the time or not, his thoughts were being echoed around the world. this encouraged a sense of respecting cultures, respecting ideas, looking into & understanding political views, looking into where the real issues are throughout the world & what could/should be done. this movement reflected the growing human aspiration for racial harmony
marley's impact shouldn’t be underestimated. he turned his beliefs into a movement of universal force reaching out to all races. while his work for race relations may not be on par with the likes of martin luther king or the great nelson mandela, etc, you simply cannot understate the power music has to reach people who largely don't pay attention to politics/news, etc. bob may not have led the poor out from poverty, but he lent a sense of dignity & humanity to the struggles of such populations. his music brought the sound, the suffering, & the joys of some of the world's poorest places to the attention of people of all backgrounds & economic means. he achieved this through writing & playing music that made us groove & think
in much of today's popular music, romance is dying, politics is hit or miss, & spirituality & freedom are on the way out. yet marley covered it all. he took jamaica's complicated history, many unrelated social concepts, rasta philosophy, garveyism, rebellion, & his peoples homeland.. trench town, & bought new life to it; focused complex music that was concerned with reality, but weaved through with magic that transfixed not just his nation... but the world. he captured the essence of the "third world" & echoed it worldwide. many responded & many will never forget
any fans, share some love & discussion?