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Bob Marley’s Greatest Hits To Be Reimagined On Vibrant New Album ‘Africa Unite’

Out now, the new collection infuses the reggae icon’s best-loved songs with the infectious rhythms of Afrobeats.

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Bob Marley 'Africa Unite' cover artwork courtesy of Island Records

Bob Marley’s immortality continues with Africa Unite, a majestic, posthumous album celebrating the vibrant fusion of Reggae and Afrobeats!

Africa Unite is an extraordinary album that pays homage to the Reggae icon’s greatest hits, beautifully reimagined and infused with the infectious rhythms of Afrobeats. Scheduled for release on August 4, 2023, the new record features inspiring collaborations between Bob Marley’s classics and a stellar lineup of contemporary African musicians.

Shop the best of Bob Marley’s discography on vinyl and more.

The new ten-track collection includes Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Teni, and Oxlade amongst others who will be announced before the album release. Each artist brings their unique flair and artistry, paying tribute to Bob Marley’s enduring influence while adding their refreshing voices to his iconic compositions.

Bob Marley’s impact on Reggae and Afrobeats music culture is immeasurable. His ageless music transcends borders and generations. This project is no different; it invites listeners on an enchanting musical journey. From the heartwarming rendition of “Waiting In Vain” by Tiwa Savage to the uplifting energy of the Sarkodie-assisted “Stir It Up,” Africa Unite showcases the seamless fusion of two extraordinary musical worlds. Backing this album announcement is also the release of the lead single, a new version of “Three Little Birds” performed by Nigeria’s rising stars Teni & Oxlade which truly emulates Marley’s original recordings with an afro-fusion kick. The latter song arrives with an official visualizer which you can check out below.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds (Oxlade Visualiser) ft. Teni, Oxlade

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With Africa Unite, Bob Marley’s influence continues to resonate, bridging the gap between the past and present. The album not only showcases the global reach of Bob Marley’s music but also celebrates the rich tapestry of African rhythms and melodies. By intertwining reggae’s soulful vibrations with the infectious energy of Afrobeats, Africa Unite embodies the unity and spirit of collaboration, mirroring the late artist’s vision of a harmonious world.

Reflecting on the significance of this album, Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley said in a statement, “Africa Unite is an album that showcases the importance of Bob Marley in modern day Africa. The artists that feature on this album have reimagined Bob Marley’s classics in a way we know he would have loved and been proud of.” The release of the album will undoubtedly captivate Bob Marley’s loyal fanbase and attract new listeners seeking to experience the magic of his music in a fresh and vibrant way.

Bob Marley’s impact on reggae and Afrobeats music culture is immeasurable. As a pioneer of Reggae, Bob Marley was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. His powerful lyrics and captivating melodies have served as a guiding light, inspiring countless artists and shaping the musical landscape. With Africa Unite, his influence continues to resonate, bridging the gap between the past and present.

Pre-order Africa Unite.

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