Bob Marley : Political Activist

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Bob Marley: Political Activist When you hear the name Bob Marley what do you think? I know I thought of the Rasta movement and the colors green, yellow and red. I thought of a symbol being abused to justify the smoking of cannabis. But if I was to tell you that Bob Marley may be one of the most influential political activists of all time. Bob Marley was born in 1945 in Rhoden Hall of Jamaica, after his parent separation he moved to West Kingston with his mother. West Kingston is where the story begins for his love of music, which would have implications all around the world. Marley’s mother moved to Delaware, after a lengthy stay with her Marley returned to Jamaica and converted from Christianity to Rastafarianism. Marley’s presence can be felt in many platforms but his music was source of inspiration and awareness for poverty, racism and colonialism (the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically). The word Jah is used quite frequently in Marley’s music that refers to the black messiah whom they believe to be Haile Selassie who was the emperor of Ethiopia. The poverty and hardship of West Kingston was the core influence for his music and the similarities of trials West Kingston had linked the message to many people across the world. Bob Marley spoke on the socioeconomic differences along with the influence of different ethnic backgrounds. Marley will be remembered
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