Bob Marley is one of the most prolific song writers and reggae music singers of all time. He is known world-wide for his various songs about love, life, and political issues. Songs like (“war no more trouble”) and “could this be love?”, spiked in the reggae music scene, causing people want to know more about the man, behind the song.
Bob marley – the rastaman
Bob marley was a rastafarian. A man who believed in God, Love and Peace. He brought rastafari to pop culture. Before rasta marley, very little was known, to very few people, about what it meant to be a “rastaman.” Bob made reggae music and rastafari, big in Canada, the USA and abroad.
Inspiration from the Rastafari lifestyle in reggae music
If you listen closely to Bob Marleys music, you will hear a man, who sings to people of all nations, all colors, all classes. This is due to the spiritual beliefs of rastafari that teaches, love, one love, unity, inity, peace, and spiritual blessings. It is thanks to rastafarians, like bob marley that “reggae music”, “rasta reggae music”, and “rockers”, is so well-known for deeper thought, and meditation.
reggae t-shirts, jamaica t-shirts, other rasta accessories
Bob marley t-shirts have become part of pop culture. Along with these ever-increasing t-shirts with their various prints, designs, and colors… “I love Jamaica” t-shirts are now popular too, and now pretty much any “rasta accessory, has been popularized.” Red, yellow, and green use to be only popular among Ethiopians and Rastafarians, but now, you can even find the odd baby, of various races, sporting their tiny “knitted rasta hats!” I am such a proud dread. Rastafari!
Bob Marley popularized dreadlocks and Rastafari
bob marley popularized dreadlocks world-wide. Now in 2010 wearing dread locks is seen as something associated with, breaking the mold, standing out, standing up, and a (hippie) retro lifestyle. Many non jamaican people who wear dread locks are also believers in love, peace and equal rights. Now, dreadlocks have also become so popular that you can even see those who perform punk music, or listen to punk music, wearing dreadlocks as their prefered hair style. Bigup to Bob Marley for all of that!
Bob Marleys music can open up the spiritual centers of anybody willing to listen
Bob Marley’s music continues to be music of spiritual enlightenment. The rhythmic reggae sounds, along with the words of this rasta reggae singer, about jah, and love, can help a person to reflect on life, the inner self, and good times of past. Many people love Bob Marley and the reggae sounds he created, and left as gifts for all the world to hear.
The thing I love about bob marleys music is….
The thing I love about bob Marley’s music is it can be listened to anytime of day, for any reason. You feel sad, listen to a bob marley song and you will soon feel better. Want to unwind? Play some bob marley tunes, you are sure to feel more relaxed “in a hurry!” Want to listen to what falling in love feels like? Listen to bob marley tune. Feeling rebellious…there is a bob marley song for that too. I find I listen to a bob marley tune when I want to feel my connection to jah, which is constant. But the feelings become increased by “ride natty ride” or “one drop!” If you are seeking some bob marley lyrics check here.
Bob Marley and other Rastafarians Reggae singers popularized jamaica
It is cool to be jamaican now. Reggae music is considered some of the best music in the world. people have fallen in love with jamaica due in part to bob marley and his music which included some cool reggae music vibes. Jamaica continues to be popular for our high population of rastafarians. Many people now, when visiting jamaican, seek out the rastafarians to hear their wisdom, and rasta philosophies on life.
Bob Marley and his rasta locks
It seems like everything bob did, made him cool, and popular! What a lucky guy. From wearing dreadlocks, to being rasta, to living in jamaica, and puffing on some sensi once in a while. Big up jamaica!
Damian Marley an upcoming legend on the reggae music scene
Damian Marley is the last son for Mr Bob Marley. He is 31 years old, and I feel he is just scratching the tip of the ice berg in terms of his notoriety to come. I see advertisments plastered in various places on the internet about this rastaman, Mr. Damian Marley, and his many upcoming Tours with Nas ( a popular hip hop artist) These two make a fine team, and some great music. Check out the song entitled “on the road to zion”
Weight on his shoulders?
Damian was once asked in an interview if he felt the weight of his fathers success on his shoulders. He replied “no” I feel my fathers….(not verbatim) success lifting me up.” spoken like a true rasta man. Damian is very talented. And his locks are long and so beautiful. I just had to throw that in there.
rasta reggae music blew up in the late 70s
I know rasta reggae music blew up in the late 70s because I was born in 78. The sounds of bob marley, dennis brown, gregory isaccs and garnet silk surrounded my new born spirit. I am sure that these singers influence in my life, are a big part of why I have known I was a dread since I was a little girl. Back then the singers sang about love peace, and jah. It was something new, political and different. Jamaica will always be popular due to Rastafari, and those who continue to create in the name of Jah Rastafari
Thank you for reading this article, Jah Love!
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