Bob Marley FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the King of Reggae

Book Description

Who is your favorite Bob Marley? Athletic soccer jock? Herb aficionado? One Love superhero? Subversive revolutionary? Sexy ladies' man? Political activist? Dreadlocked bohemian? Peace broker? Rastafarian natural mystic? Third World theologian? Streetwise ghetto rude boy? International pop star? Folksy troubadour? Reggae guitarist? Loving family man? Shrewd businessman? ÊBob Marley FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of ReggaeÊ captures these many sides of the legendary artist. Divided into four sections ä the Man the Music the Mystic and the Myth ä this book probes each aspect of Marley's character and representation giving readers a well-rounded look at the singer Bono called Dr. King in dreads. ÞÊBob Marley FAQÊ answers many questions of both casual and hardcore fans while offering new facts and perspectives. It provides an engaging overview of Marley's life music and legacy contextualizing his career in a musical and religious mission that successfully saw him spread both reggae music and the Rastafari religion globally. Marley was more than just a rock star. As a political activist Black Nationalist sage lover and theologian his impact has been felt in arenas far removed from the music industry. ÊBob Marley FAQÊ presents the music icon as an unparalleled 20th-century artist who in the turbulent and often violent postcolonial era took the struggles of the Third World to the ears of the First World using a new subgenre of music that forged Afro-Jamaican rhythms and songcraft with American popular music.

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