Sunday, 6 February 2011

bob marley birthday

bob marley birthday

Today sees the birthday or reggae legend Bob Marley who would have turned 66 years old today. To mark the event San Francisco-based rap/jazz/fusion ensemble COPUS has produced a video called “Natty Dread” with music by COPUS with previously unavailable photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Poet Royal Kent was on the scene at the Santa Barbara Bowl in July 1978 and witnessed the last California performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers at the Oakland Coliseum in 1980. The video also includes photos of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey mixed in with live COPUS shots. COPUS (Creation of Peace Under the Stars) was formed in 1998 when poet Royal Kent and composer Wendy Loomis met at a San Francisco open mic.

So a fitting tribute to one of the most important artists in modern music who influenced may artists worldwide with his reggae music.

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