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Thesis Statement Bob Marley is known worldwide not only for creating and popularizing a certain style of reggae music, but also with using music to focus attention on the difficulties of black people around the world and on various social issues. While he was deeply involved with the context and culture of his country, Marley's musical influence was felt internationally. His style of music and protest lyrics was truly inspiring and touching. The lyrics and style of his music were also a comment on society and had enormous political and activist appeal. I am sincerely honored to be performing a research on this exemplary human being. I chose this particular person because it seemed extremely curious how influential he still is to our generation. Bob Marley has truly become a legend. Bob Marley: Bob Marley: A Cultural Icon, a Prophet, and a Legend. Bob Marley was a moral and religious figure as well as a major record seller internationally. He promoted world peace and served as a highly influential prophet. Bob changed people's perception of things regarding world poverty and dreadful issues like racism. His music was life transforming and relatable by those who suffer, love and long for salvation; In other words, every one of us. ...read more.


Through their study and growing commitment to Rastafarianism, Bob Marley and Wailers were "determined to control their own destiny". From reports composed by Universal Music, their determination was so strong that they were focused on making a new future direction of reggae. As the Wailers group finalized, Bob Marley continued in the music business as a solo reggae artist embracing Rastafarianism, "a religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah as Jah (the Rastafarian name for God)." The main belief of this religion is that the only way Black people can escape oppression is to return to Africa. Haile Selassie I was truly inspiring to Bob such so that he wrote the song titled "War" from the speech Haile wrote to the League of Nations pleading for world equality. As time went by Bob Marley turned into a musical icon. His simple and politically profound lyrics were the key to his success. Marley's musical influence was felt internationally. Each and every one of his songs had deep and reflecting meanings that could be understood by everybody. Marley used his music to focus attention on the difficulties of black people around the world and on various social issues. ...read more.


It was to be held in Kingston on April 22, under the sponsorship of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The "One Love Peace Concert" was as predicted, a huge success. It marked the returning of Jamaican hero, Bob Marley, from his self- exile. During the concert, Marley shook hands with Prime Minister Michael Manley and Edward Seaga who were both opposing political leaders of Jamaica. "I just want to shake hands and show the people that we're gonna unite . . . we're gonna unite . . . we've got to unite . . . The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead. The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead." He held their hands firmly together while he said "Yes, the Peace" Conclusion Bob Marley was a incredible person who took every chance that was presented to him to remind us that each one of us has the right to live, everyone has the right to have peace, every one has the right to love. He introduced the world to an idea of everybody living as one world sharing one solemn love. Through his prophetic music and charismatic self being he inspired us and teaches us that world unity is indeed possible. Like Dr. King, he changed the world by expressing his ideas and went on to becoming a Legend. ...read more.

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