Today, May 11th, marks the 30th anniversary of legendary musician Bob Marley’s death. All over the world there are concerts being held in honor of his life. At the Cannes Film Festival, a “definitive” biography is premiering and the Grammy Museum in L.A. is debuting a new exhibit, “Bob Marley, Messenger.”
Bob Marley’s music is sure to keep on introducing reggae to millions of music fans, as well as to future generations. “No Woman No Cry,” “Jamming” and “Could You Be Loved” are amongst the numerous hits Marley has produced. In 1999 Time Magazine dubbed “Exodus” the greatest album of the 20th century while the BBC has named “One Love” the song of the millennium.
As a human being, Marley believed in freedom, the fight necessary to obtain it and justice for the oppressed. The Marley family founded “The Bob Marley Foundation” to fulfill his vision of social development. Bob Marley’s 11 children continue to keep his name current through the manifestation of their own talent. Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Ky-Mani and Julian have successful music careers, while Cedella has explored the world of fashion.
Don’t worry, be happy… as Bob Marley will never truly die.
By Noémie Jamar