Posts tagged "Redemption Song"

WATCH THIS: Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting Join Ziggy & Damian Marley To Big Up Bob At The Grammys

An All-Star Tribute to the Tuff Gong
Just last week reggae lovers celebrated what would have been Bob Marley’s 68th Earthstrong. Rihanna and the Marleys felt it was only right to do sup’m at tonight’s Grammy Awards in tribute to the Tuff Gong. They will be joined by Bruno Mars, who has called Marley “one of the greatest songwriters ever,”  and Sting, whose work with The Police helped to bring reggae music to the rock and pop radio. Rihanna has often expressed her admiration for Marley and the Tuff Gong’s impact on her music and her life. She performed his classic “Redemption Song,” to help raise money for Haitian earthquake survivors and even showed her love by wearing a custom-made Bob Marley dress during her SNL performance. If you missed their version of “Could You Be Loved,” we got you… Video After the Jump. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Bob Marley “Redemption Song” Acoustic

“Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery” And Let Every Day Be Emancipation Day

On this day in 1838, Queen Victoria’s Slavery Abolition Act ended slavery throughout the British Empire—decades before President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery in the United States. Governmental decrees are all well and good, but as Bob Marley reminds us in his timeless classic “Redemption Song,” “none but ourselves can free our minds.” As Jamaica approaches its 50th year of independence, the Gong’s words ring truer than ever. Video after the jump. Read more »