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By February 27, 2019
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When Bob Marley was honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy award, Recording Academy president Michael Greene took the opportunity to put some formal perspective to Marley’s legacy: "The recipients of these awards are among the most important architects and builders of many of the most distinctive and seminal recordings of this century. Their outstanding achievements have left a timeless legacy of innovative and powerful music that has changed the world socially, politically and given voice t...
By February 27, 2019
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Get ready for Kaya Fest on April 20, 2019!  This festival at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Florida, will feature the Marley Brothers –Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani– and more!    Get your tickets HERE!
By February 20, 2019
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Bob Marley’s native Jamaica shines in the new video for “Easy Skanking,” a song off 1978’s Kaya that has received an updated visual to celebrate both the reggae legend’s legacy and his birthplace. The video, directed by the Pantera production company, “captures a loving, authentic look at a day in the life of the indefatigable, uprising spirit of the people who live, work, love, and call Jamaica their home,” Universal said. “Easy Skanking” pairs Marley’s classic track with striking images ...
By February 20, 2019
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Reggae legend Bob Marley is being honoured with a blue plaque at the Chelsea house that became his “second home” at the height of his fame. The singer moved to Oakley Street in 1977 after quitting his native Jamaica following an assassination attempt.  He lived there while recording hits including Jamming, One Love and Waiting In Vain, and he and his bandmates regularly crossed the river to play football in Battersea Park. Historian David Olusoga, who is a member of the English Heritage...
By January 15, 2019
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SICK OF KALE? JUICE RAW CANNABIS INSTEAD. AND NO, IT WON'T GET YOU HIGH. Just about everyone is extolling the health benefits of juicing fruits and veggies these days, but some frontline foodies have taken it an extra herbal step: they’re swapping kale for cannabis. "By drinking raw cannabis, you’re getting a lot of the green nutrients that balance the PH levels in your system, it’s packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C, and B, and acts as a natural cleanser," explains D.C.-based nutritionist a...
By January 8, 2019
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The Problem: A Medical Mystery Five years ago, in a doctor’s office on the Baltimore City/County line my doctor is scratching his head. That’s what he says to me: “Chad, your old doctor is scratching his head.” I am not scratching my head; I am maybe literally dying. I weigh 126 pounds, down almost 40 from what I weighed when my daughter was born. I’m in constant pain and I can’t eat. I can barely move let alone exercise. But none of the tests, none of the drinking weird chalky shit after not...
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2017 saw the historic reunion of some of the most celebrated musicians in Jamaica, a stellar line up from the era when reggae first emerged into the global consciousness. The Kingston All Stars are Sly Dunbar, Ansel Collins, Mikey “Mao” Chung, Hux Brown, Jackie Jackson, Robbie Lyn, Everton & Everald Gayle. Under the artistic direction of Moss “ Mossman “ Raxlen, a multi-faceted musician, producer, engineer and writer, the KAS band has released new recordings and will be performing live internationally. These are the musicians and session men who recorded at a variety of Jamaica’s legendary studios, and created so many of the classic rhythms from the 1960’s and ‘70’s – a countless number which have since become staples in a wide variety of today’s musical genres from hip hop to dancehall to dubstep and techno. In various incarnations, members of the group have been part of or recorded with Bob Marley’s Wailers Band, Studio One’s Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors Band, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Upsetters, Peter Tosh’s Word Sound and Power Band, Toots and the Maytals, Now Generation and many more. Internationally, beyond Jamaica, many of the musicians in the Kingston All-Stars have worked with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Grace Jones, No Doubt, Paul Simon, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock and many other rock, pop and jazz greats. Starting in 2017, The Kingston All-Stars will shine a light on some of Reggae’s hit sounds and rhythms of the past 40 years.
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By March 15, 2018
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I was born on 4/20," Bob Marley's son Stephen declared with a smile Monday, embracing the unofficial marijuana holiday as he and brothers Julian and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley announced the first West Coast edition of their family's Kaya Fest this April. It's no coincidence that the two-day concert – featuring all five performing Marley brothers and guests Ms. Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill and Tom Morello – will unfold in California, which last year voted to legalize pot for recreational use.  ...
By February 20, 2019
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Bob Marley’s native Jamaica shines in the new video for “Easy Skanking,” a song off 1978’s Kaya that has received an updated visual to celebrate both the reggae legend’s legacy and his birthplace. The video, directed by the Pantera production company, “captures a loving, authentic look at a day in the life of the indefatigable, uprising spirit of the people who live, work, love, and call Jamaica their home,” Universal said. “Easy Skanking” pairs Marley’s classic track with striking images ...
By December 17, 2018
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Just in time for his seventieth birthday, Bob Marley’s iconic 1977 Series III Land Rover which fell into a state of disrepair following the singer’s death over thirty years ago, has been completely restored from clutch to chassis thanks to the Sandals Resorts International and its Jamaican affiliate car company ATL Automotive, ITC - the Regional Distributors for Land Rover as well as the Marley clan.
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By December 16, 2018
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Bob Marley's influence in music is undeniable, but not many know his impact and love of football. We explore Marley's incredible passion for football and how his enchanting music ultimately stopped a football riot. A big thank you to Island Records and Bob Marley Foundation for making this possible.
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