Bob Marley: Roots, Reggae & Revolution

By Brian Richardson

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Brian Richardson takes a pointy awl to the basis of the methods of capitalist commodification that idiot a few humans into occasionally seeing Bob Marley as a 'harmless icon'. As Marley himself as soon as declared, 'mi see myself as a revolutionary', and Richardson's superb portrait explains why, via exploring the liberation struggles and wealthy cultural traditions of the Caribbean and wider African diaspora that encouraged Marley's songs of freedom. (Christian Høgsbjerg)

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