Bob Marley

 
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Desiree Ellis has a simple objective this week: get Banyana Banyana back on track. The time for experimenting and glorified trials is over.
A Brazil travel diary: Nova Terra, Nossa Terra
A Brazil travel diary: Nova Terra, Nossa Terra
I am on Ilhabela, which means “beautiful island”. I am here to work in paradise, on a distant shore where my decolonial daydreams have brought...
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
The only Letta Mbulu album I own in tangible form is her 1973 opus, Naturally. In its cover image, Mbulu, in profile and almost in...
Rastas finally at home in their Zion
Rastas finally at home in their Zion
The spiritual homeland of Rastafarianism is in Shashamane, a small, nondescript town about 200km south of Addis Ababa. The only clue to its...
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
In an article headlined “Great dynasties of the world”, Guardian columnist Ian Sansom wrote that in the case of family business...
Our democracy is now a thug's game
Our democracy is now a thug's game
The slippery benefit of short-term hindsight and the precariousness of trusting a self-confessed thug notwithstanding,
Pirates who bowled over Babylon
Pirates who bowled over Babylon
In the northern hemisphere summer of 1974, Eric Clapton had a top-10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic with a cover version of Bob Marley’s
Late reggae icon Peter Tosh receives Jamaican honour
Late reggae icon Peter Tosh receives Jamaican honour
Tosh's daughter Niambe, an educator from Boston, Massachusetts, received the posthumous "order of merit" – the country's...
No crustacean, no cry? Bob Marley gets his own species
No crustacean, no cry? Bob Marley gets his own species
In Marley's case, it's a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in
Biopic: The best of Bob Marley
Biopic: The best of Bob Marley
Watching Marley, all two-and-a-half hours of it, is like diving into a bath of reggae — or taking a hit on a bong — and coming...
British Bob Marley documentary electrifies Berlin
British Bob Marley documentary electrifies Berlin
A hotly awaited documentary on Bob Marley has premiered to cheers at the Berlin film festival, tracking his journey from bullied biracial Jamaican...
Happy birthday, Bob, love Africa
Happy birthday, Bob, love Africa
It has become something of a ritual: every January, as schools open, a child in Zimbabwe is turned away by an officious principal for sporting...

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