Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979


Read the whole interview here or listen to it here

How can you be sitting there telling me that you care? when every time I turn around I see people suffer everywhere!

Midnight Raver

I have a gem for you guys this week.  In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.  According to many sources, Survival was originally to be called Black Survival to underscore the urgency of African unity, but the name was shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album’s theme.  Marley envisioned the album as the first in a trilogy, followed by Uprising in 1980 and Confrontation in 1983.

The tour started in Boston in the latter part of October 1979, and ended in Libreville, Gabon on January 6, 1980. During 1979, which was the International Year of the Child, the band made appearances at a few benefit concerts for children, as was the case on August 10, 1979, in Jamaica, prior to the Survival

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The two most important things in life are love and music. I would almost say that they are the same; love is life and life is music. Perfect love!
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