Bob Marley's Birthday (1945)
Bob Marely was a Jamaican musician and remains the most widely known performer of reggae music. He is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. Bob Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica.
- Enjoy Three Little Birds by Bob Marley – here
- Watch Bob Marley and The Wailers sing live – here
- Listen to some Reggae music using BBC Music Memories – here
- And use the accompanying Activity Sheet – here
- Watch a Reggae inspired film – The Harder They Come, 1972, Cool Runnings, 1993, Countryman, 1982
- Take our Reggae quiz from Musical Moments – here