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Reggae: a look back at the life of Bob Marley, a music legend
The film “Bob Marley: One Love”, a biopic on the reggae legend, is released in theaters on February 14. The opportunity for the 20 Hours to look at the history of this music icon, Friday February 9. – (France 2)
The film “Bob Marley: One Love”, a biopic on the reggae legend, is released in theaters on February 14. The opportunity for the 20 Hours to look at the history of this music icon, Friday February 9.
Bob Marley introduced reggae to the world. Ultra-political in his messages, the artist has never been part of a party. In the early 1970s, decolonization led to street violence in Jamaica. Armed gangs claimed responsibility for one or the other of the two politicians who were then fighting over the country. For his part, Bob Marley always kept his distance from men of power. “Politics kills people, divides them, and what happens is that people kill each other for political ideas”he estimated.
A little prince of football
This politics and this violence caught up with him on the eve of a reconciliation concert. On December 2, 1976, a commando shot him during a rehearsal. Only injured in the arm, Bob Marley still gave his concert three days later. This combativeness will contribute to his legend. Bob Marley was also a little prince of football. He had also dreamed of making it his profession. The film Bob Marley: One Lovewhich traces the life and work of the king of reggae, is released in cinemas on February 14.