Iconic reggae band The Wailers bring 'Legend' tour to the UK in September

The Wailers

The Wailers will be bringing their highly anticipated Legend tour to the UK this Autumn, where they will play the entire album Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers, featuring the classic chart-topping tracks "Three Little Birds,” “I Shot The Sheriff,” “Jamming” and many more. Read more


Damian Marley x Ghetto Youths International 'Set Up Shop' Tour hits the West Coast | US Events

Ghetto Youths

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is currently amidst a two-week tour of the US West Coast with his fellow members of Ghetto Youths International; a Marley family-owned record label comprised of Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis and musical heavyweights, Jr. Gong and Stephen "Ragga" Marley. Read more


Mali covers Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' [Video]

The voice behind Chase & Status's 2010 hit single "Let You Go" finds his own leg to stand on with this stunning rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." Read more


Tuff Gong signs distribution deal with Warner Music Group | Music News

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Tuff Gong International Caribbean Distributors have come together for a new licensing agreement, which will see Tuff Gong distributing WMG products throughout English-speaking Caribbean islands. Read more


Win a free Bob Marley tee! | Competition


The month of March marks 31 years since the passing of legendary reggae artist and international cultural icon Bob Marley. Instead of mourning his death, we've decided to celebrate his life -- and what better way to celebrate than to give gifts? Marley's life was all about peace and love, and this is our way of expressing our love for you. Read more


Prince Harry training to be a reggae DJ?


Another step in the making of a modern prince, rumours are floating that Prince Harry is keen to become a reggae DJ in the wake of his recent trip to Jamaica, during which he met Bob Marley's widow Rita, who was also a member of his vocal backing group the I Threes. Read more


Cleo Sol kicks off 'Fro Back Friday' acoustic sessions w/ Bob Marley cover [Video]

Kicking off her new, cheekily-coined acoustic performance series "Fro Back Friday," west London singer Cleo Sol performed a cover of the legendary Bob Marley's "Is This Love."Read more


Rihanna performs Bob Marley and the Wailers' 'Redemption Song' at charity event [Video]


After her crazy Coachella performance alongside Calvin Harris that contained lots of moshing in the crowd, Rihanna showcased a more stripped-back performance at the 15th annual An Unforgettable Evening charity benefit in Beverly Hills this week, performing an acoustic cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Redemption Song." Read more


Damian Marley - 'Set Up Shop' | Music Video

Been waiting on this video for a while and it's finally here. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley unleashes fire with "Set Up Shop," his street heater in the form of a dancehall anthem that's already been setting reggae charts across Europe alight since its release late last year. Read more


'Marley' film soundtrack | Album Stream


The highly anticipated release of Marley: The Life, Music and Legacy of Bob Marley is soon to be upon us with its general release on April 20. To hold us over until then, an exclusive stream of its 24-track soundtrack has been premiered. Read more


Iconic photographer Dennis Morris talks new book Growing Up Black


Dennis Morris is revered for his music photography. After working with legends such as The Sex Pistols (becoming the band's official photographer), Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs and Bob Marley, the east-ender has etched  out an iconic career spanning the years. Read more


What Do You Call It? Islands-flavoured? R&B/Hip-Hop fusion? Carib-pop?


Hi, I'm Marvin Sparks and I appreciate all types of music (generic mucho?). You can follow me on Twitter to see the madness I listen to. Some may criticise, but I'm genre-blind; it's all about chord progressions, drums and (in my case) HEAVY bass.

While I say I'm genre-blind, this whole post is about genres. Seems a bit contradictory until I explain why... Read more


Marley: The Life, Music and Legacy of Bob Marley | Film Review



Any Bob Marley fan will be aware of the countless documentaries and films made in an attempt to break down the enigmatic reggae legend's short but multifaceted life. Kevin MacDonald, the Oscar-winning film maker responsible for directing The Last King of Scotland, has joined with producers Steve Bing and Charles Steel and executive producers Ziggy Marley and Chris Blackwell to make the first authorised film of Bob Marley’s life in this feature length documentary, Marley: The Life, Music and Legacy of Bob Marley. Read more


Bob Marley documentary "Marley" trailer unveiled | Film News

When it comes to musicians that inspired and created timeless music that can never be forgotten, Bob Marley and his legacy is right up there as one of the greatest of all time.

Film director Kevin Macdonald [responsible for blockbuster film The Last King of Scotland] has put together Marley, a two and a half hour film chronicling Bob's personal life shown through interviews with family and friends, including never before seen footage depicting his ideas and beliefs of spirituality, personal values and practices that shaped him to be the musical icon we continue to know and love.

The film, set for release April 20, 2012  has already premièred at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and will run at this years SXSW Festival from March 8th - 13th. Watch the trailer below.


The House of Marley Headphone Collection | Style


The House of Marley, setup in memory of the iconic reggae legend Bob Marley, has given us all something to enjoy his great music on: a headphone collection. In association with his family, two sets of headphones are offered in this collection, one over ear and one in ear. They are both premium products and have been made from eco friendly ingredients, like recycled plastics, recyclable aluminium and FSC certified wood.
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Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend documentary screening @BFI, London (Dec 17)


We know Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley most for his legendary singing and songwriting work with the wailers and as a solo artist who masterminded countless classics; the likes of "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "Could You Be Loved," "Stir It Up," "Jamming," "Redemption Song," "Three Little Birds" and "One Love." Even after his death at the age of 36 in 1981, the Jamaican icon sold over 25 million copies of his Legend compilation , that also went ten times platinum.

As part of their African Odysseys series, on Saturday December 17 in Southbank, London the British Film Institute (BFI) will premiere Bob Marley: The Making of A Legend; a documentary commemorating the life of the revered legend that he became throughout his musical years.

Giving "an unusual" insight into the original Rasta culture from Jamaican photographer, filmmaker and actress Esther Anderson, the documentary explores the movement at its peak in the '70s, incorporating personal footage and historical and contemporary testimonies.

Visit bfi.org.uk for details and £5 tickets.