The year featured some of the best reggae, Latin, and rock music the decade had to offer.
Exclusive tracks include Michael Kiwanuka’s rendition of ‘To Be Young, Gifted And Black’ and a rework of Janet Kay’s ‘Silly Games’ by Tiana Major9.
The 1984 release became one of the all-time bestselling compilations around the world by any artist.
‘It is music to uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,’ says Common.
Nakkia Gold commented, “The struggle has made us strong. This is the moment to break through the chains of social injustice.”
After the long years of cult-hero status, 'Rastaman Vibration' brought Bob Marley & the Wailers chart success, becoming the band’s first US Top 10 & UK hit.
Though small in number, these pioneering female music producers have made their mark in the industry, from Sylvia Moy to Linda Perry.
The weekly all-star session will also feature Julian Marley, Jacob Collier, Sheku Mason and more.
Their innovative music put Jamaica on the map as a global force in music… Here are the 10 best reggae producers in history.
We went to Hyde Park to find out what Bob Marley means to people celebrating 4-20, the annual celebration of cannabis culture.
Released in April 1973, 'Catch A Fire' did for reggae what 'Please Please Me,' the first Beatles album, had done for pop and rock exactly a decade earlier.
Diamond's original was covered by reggae artist Tony Tribe, whose version inspired UB40's massive chart-topping rendition of 1983.
Rihanna’s second record, ‘A Girl Like Me,’ saw her evolve beyond the dancehall and introduced the world to an emerging pop force.
The event will also feature performances from Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, and more.
Raw and alluring, ‘Iron Lion Zion’ brought Bob Marley’s message to the world in a fresh guise, with lyrics that were open to interpretation.
A powerful call to action, Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ continues to resonate with those struggling to overcome oppression.