There Is Hope For Life: The Story Of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’

“He carried the world on his shoulder.”

BBC (8/7/19)

“If you’ve never heard of Bob Marley then you must be living under a rock.”

— Neville Garrick, Bob Marley’s Art Director and friend.

At the time he wrote ‘Redemption Song’, circa 1979, Bob Marley had been diagnosed with the cancer in his toe that later took his life. It is considered one of his greatest works and continues to inspire generations of Marley fans across the world.

For Grammy Award Winning artist John Legend, it’s become an anthem for addressing the criminal justice system of America. ‘Musicians without Borders’ practitioner Ahmed al ‘Azzeh finds the song inspires him to work towards a better life in the Palestinian Territories. For Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison, it is a reminder to continue Marley’s call to ‘sing these songs of freedom’ and for Bob Scott, it will forever be heard in memory of his nephew Dominick who lost his life during the 2004 Tsunami.

Featuring interviews with Neville Garrick and Wailers Guitarist Don Kinsley.

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