Here is a short profile on Jamaican heavyweight ‘Big Youth,’ the man who single-handedly invented and innovated “deejay,” or rap, as we refer to it in the U.S. Quite possibly the “heaviest” dread to hold the mic since Marley and… Continue Reading
The United Nations’ Peace Medal of the Third World was given to Bob Marley on June 15, 1978. in New York City. The late singer and songwriter earned this distinction for his courageous work appealing for justice and peace… Continue Reading
I have included a NPR podcast titled “Reclaiming A Wailer” and a Jamaica Gleaner article that discusses the recording of Tosh’s seminal debut album “Legalize It.” Jamaica Gleaner May 9, 1975 Photo by Lee Jaffe www.leejaffe.com
Over the coming weeks I will be sharing with you the “How Jamaica Conquered The World” podcast series. To read more about the project and film, please visit http://www.howjamaicaconqueredtheworld.com/ Today is Episode 1: Jamaican Independence “1962-2012 Celebrating 50 years of… Continue Reading
In 1980, upon the release of the single “Bad Card” from the Uprising album, the Jamaican government moves to ban the song from Jamaican airwaves because of it’s negative political connotations. Bob Marley, a Peoples National Party supporter, sees two… Continue Reading
The following is the final in a 5-part series on Bob Marley published in the New York Times Magazine and The Jamaica Gleaner on October 3, 1977.
This is Parts 3 and 4 of a 5-part series originally published in the New York Times Magazine and the Jamaica Gleaner on September 30, 1977 profiling Bob Marley in 1977. You will not find a more thorough examination of… Continue Reading
Over the next several days, I will be sharing a profile of Bob Marley that was originally published in the New York Times Magazine in September and October 1977. This 5-part series was also published in the Jamaica Gleaner. You… Continue Reading