Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bob Marley the Documentary Film: As you have never seen him before

Bob Marley

How do you describe him? Musician, artist, spiritual guide, legend, icon, revolutionary, Pan-Africanist, Rastafarian, co-founder of Reggae (can't forget Peter Tosh or Bunny Wailer), conscious music producer and so much more!

Bob Marley the documentary produced by Ziggy Marley and Kevin MacDonald hit the theaters April 20th. I haven't seen it yet, but in an era of Zombie, corporate controlled and wansta sounding music - think Lil Wayne, Diddy and company - I am certainly planning to see this flick.

Growing up in the multi-layered soul music of the 1970's, I was spoiled by the abundance and diversity of our music. Just think we had The Sound of Philadelphia including Patti Labelle, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Grover Washington, Angela Bofill, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Parliment-Funkedelic, Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Eloise & Ronnie Laws, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and the list goes on and on and on...

Hopefully, the Bob Marley film will inspire a new generation to create a new music movement that is reconnected to our spiritual nature -- in other words, music for our Soul...our hungry souls.

Here's one review from the Summit Daily:

Just in time for Earth Day, and not un-coincidentally, released on April 20 (the somewhat well-know national marijuana holiday), a new documentary about the life and music of Bob Marley is in theaters.

The movie “Marley” opened nationwide Friday and is currently showing at the Landmark Mayan theater at 110 Broadway in Denver.

Until now, the definitive biography of Bob Marley's life was Timothy White's 500-plus page book “Catch a Fire,” originally published in 1983 and with the most recent revision published in 2006. Many other books and films about Marley's life have come out since the Jamaican-born singer-songwriter and musician died from cancer in 1981, but the new “Marley” is being acclaimed as the most definitive and best-produced story to date. The film is the only one made with complete support of the Marley family with telling, never-before-seen footage and interviews with people who knew Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley (1945-1981) best. 

Take a peak at the movie trailer:

Couple of my favorite Bob Marley jawns:

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