World music is soukous and ska. It's juju and samba. It's King Tubby, King Sunny Ade and the "king" of reggae, Bob Marley. One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain...
Who would have predicted that Bob Marley, the boy from Nine Miles, Jamaica would become one of the most iconic figures in music history? His revolutionary yet accessible brand of world music would take him from the third world ghettos to t-shirts, hats and posters the world over. To be sure, America (and much of the world) had never heard reggae music before. And they certainly had never seen a superstar that looked like this. In Bruce W. Talamon’s Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer, the...more