How is Music in Jamaica Different Today than When Bob Marley was Alive?

From the musician who gave us lyrics such as those from his song, Satisfy My Soul: When I meet you around the corner (round the corner), You make me feel like a sweepstake winner (a sweep – a sweepstake winner). Whoa, child! Can’t you see? You must believe me! Oh darling, darling, I’m calling, calling: [...]

Ziggy Live- Tomorrow People

The Son.

Money can’t buy life. These were Bob Marley’s final words to his son, David Nesta , aka. Ziggy Marley. A warning against letting fame go to one’s head perhaps? There was much wisdom to his father “ in his life, in his songs, and Ziggy carries that tradition proudly today. Ziggy Marley was born on [...]

Bob Marley and The Wailers- Stir it up

How did Bob Marleys Music Impact the World?

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!), So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!). Have pity on those whose chances grows t’inner; There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation These are lyrics to the Bob Marley and the Wailers song One Love/People Get [...]

All my life Ive been a lonely man / Teaching the people who dont understand“ Steppin Razor

Are some flowers more beautiful than others? The garden is beautiful. Do I prefer brother over brother? Comparisons are part of this political world. Where there is one, there is no conflict. Where there is two or more, there is conflict. Two is the devil. Conflict begin with the devil. We count 0 to 1, [...]

Bunny Wailer

One of the founding members of the Reggae group, Bob Marley and the Wailers, along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, is Neville ORiley Livingston, later known as Bunny Wailer. He is a singer, songwriter, plays the bongos, and the congas. Although lesser known than Bob Marley, he is no less talented or important and [...]

Bob Marley, His Home, and Its Poverty

Bob Marley was a popular musician, best known for his reggae style of music and adherence to the Rastafari mode of faith. Marley grew up in Jamaica, an area well known as a great source of poverty and pain, many of its inhabitants struggling to provide basic, everyday necessities such as adequate food and homes [...]

The Bob Marley Museum

For anyone who has long been a fan of the man who is arguably the father of Reggae music, no trip to Jamaica would be complete without a tour of his museum. For just $20 US Dollars, Bob Marley fans can take the 1 ½ hour tour in Kingston, Jamaica. On display are his albums, [...]

Jamaican Food

A Guide to Jamaican Patois

Linguistically, Jamaica is a varied and interesting place. Several variations of ‘Jamaican’ are spoken there. Jamaican English is an amalgam of American and British English, with a strong preference towards American English, given the island’s proximity to America and its influence (cable TV, movies and popular music). Next, there’s the Rastafarian use of English. This [...]

How Does 9 Mile Differ Today From When Bob Marley was Alive?

9 Mile is a small village in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Both the birthplace and final resting place of Reggae legend Bob Marley, its a must see for any fan of his. Outside the areas the tourists tend to flock  Ocho Rios, Negril, and Montego Bay  most of Jamaica is poor. Indeed Jamaica is one [...]

Nine Mile Jamaica Tour

The Annual Pilgrimage to 9 Mile, Jamaica

Reggae fan or not, there is little argument that Robert Nesta Marley has touched the hearts and lives of millions worldwide with his music. His messages of love and respect still resonate with many people regardless of their race, color or socioeconomic level. In addition, his disenchantment with politics and the resulting inequality many around [...]