Friday, February 6, 2009

Bob Marley (06.02.1945 – 11.05.1981)

Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter and Rastafarian. Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.

Bob's story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare and various periods of mystical wilderness. Read more about Marley's story here.

Below is a video of "Get Up, Stand Up" by Bob Marley, capturing the energy and euphoria of his live performances. I'd like to dedicate the lines, "You can fool some people sometimes, But you cant fool all the people all the time" to Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP.