Happy Birthday Bob Marley

Art by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

It just so happens that on 6th of this month that we celebrate as African Liberation Month we also remember and celebrate the life of a great revolutionary African voice, Robert Nesta Marley, aka Bob Marley. Bob was a true African patriot and a deeply spiritual revolutionary who stood against all of the corrosive effects of imperialist white power in the world. Through his music and his words Bob helped to spread the vision of a unified Africa, liberated from 500 years of crushing colonial and neocolonial oppression.

Even though he never picked up a gun he still fought for the liberation of the oppressed in his own way. However, Bob knew where the struggle was, and what it would take to achieve total liberation. As he said in Zimbabwe:

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny, 
And in this judgement there is no partiality. 
So arm in arms, with arms, we’ll fight this little struggle, 
‘Cause that’s the only way we can overcome our little trouble.

It is for this reason that we celebrate him and his music. Rest in Uhuru Bob!


Posted on February 6, 2012, in African Struggles, Music Videos, Revolutionary Culture & Cultural Work and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Happy Birthday Bob Marley.

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