“Master Blaster (Jammin’)” is a song by Stevie Wonder from his 1980 album Hotter than July. The song is a fusion of funk, soul, and reggae, and it features a sample of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Jamming”. The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Continue reading
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What did Bob Marley say about life?
“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
Bob Marley wrote a song called “Jamming” in 1977. The song is about the importance of peace and unity. In the song, Marley sings about how we should all come together and jam, or celebrate, regardless of our differences. He says that we should not let the “bullets” of violence stop us from enjoying life. Continue reading
IN CELEBRATION OF BOB MARLEY’S 78TH BIRTHDAY, THE MARLEY FAMILY TUFF GONG AND UME RELEASE BOB MARLEY LIMITED-EDITION VINYL SERIES PRESSED AT TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL IN JAMAICA – AVAILABLE MARCH 24
The Marley Family, Tuff Gong, and UMe commemorate Bob Marley’s 78th birthday by honoring his life and musical heritage by announcing twelve limited-edition Bob Marley vinyl L.P.s, each numbered and pressed exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, featuring nine original studio albums and two original live albums, plus the world’s best-selling reggae album, Legend, all including a highly-desirable Tuff Gong stamp. Continue reading
Beyoncé has helped usher in a renaissance for African artists
James Chikomborero Paradza, University of Pretoria
Beyoncé has released her seventh solo studio album, titled Renaissance (2022). The album, an event in global popular culture, is the first of a three-part project by the US artist. Her previous outing, the visual album Black is King (2020), collaborated with a host of African artists. Renaissance pays tribute to black dance music and again features African artists, including Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, who is having a global moment of her own.