After long break, Caribbean Heat is back with a fresh perspective and exciting talent! However, before we launch into this era of new music, it is important for us to celebrate and pay homage to the work of a man who gave Caribbean people a voice across the globe. That man is none other than the legendary Bob Marley!
Despite his shocking death at the age of 36 years in 1981, Marley established a legacy that has remained unmatched in the West Indies and around the globe. As a singer, songwriter and allround musician, he redefined the genre of Reggae music with his songs and stunning live performances as he exposed the world to Caribbean culture.
Of course, Marley was more than just an artist. His work as an human rights activist inspired several of his peers and sparked a trend among US Pop stars, such as Michael Jackson, to adopt a similar approach to their fans.
Watch Marley perform some of his most memorable hits below:
‘Get Up, Stand Up’
No Woman No Cry’
‘Stir it Up’
When people talk about the greatest artists of our time, it is impossible to overlook the impact of Marley. His work changed the fabric of Pop music and in one of the rare instances in history, a West Indian influenced US culture instead of the reverse situation.
Even after 30 years since his passing, Marley’s impact is still clear. Jason Mraz, Lauryn Hill, Fantasia and even Justin Bieber all imitated his brand of Reggae with their songs and kept the legacy of Marley alive.