Bob Marley Research Paper

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Marley once said, “ My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever ,” (Romanowski) and on it did. Marley’s musical compositions of revolt and faith, still, to this day, find an audience all over the world. If Bob Marley were to win an award, it would be for his well known revolutionary reggae music as well as how much his music had an influence on people around the globe. Robert Nesta Marley, Bob Marley’s real name, was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. Norval Marley was his dad and Cedella Booker was his mom. His mom was a teenager when she gave birth to Marley. His parents had always planned on getting married, but his dad had to be…show more content…
Bob Marley is an inspiration because he gave back to the people who are in need of help. Only a generation ago, a group of political refugees living in Guinean concentration camps and traumatized by years of bloody warfare in their country, found through his music, motivation to form their own band and write and record their own songs. Marleywas able to motivate this group because he went through the same things they went through, and he was able to express it in his music. On the other hand, he influenced people in present day in America because his music and lyrics can relate anybody. In 2011, Wall St. called protests spread around the world, challenging social and economic inequality, a well as corporate greed. The uncompromising thoughtsexpressed on Bob’s “Get Up Stand Up”, lyrics that are repeatedly chanted at these demonstrations, seem to have directly inspired the protesters’(“Bob Official”). He hasn’t only inspire everyday people but he Marley has inspired many artists, more specifically, artists of Caribbean musicians, including Puerto Rican artists such as Carmelo Romero, drummer and vocalist with Gomba Jahbari, and Millo Torres(“Bob International”).Marley's music was a result of what he saw in his life, what he felt, and what he saw as the treatment of his people (Burke). His desire to

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