Bob Marley

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Director of Bob Marley musical sceptical about UK theatre's progress on diversity
Clint Dyer fears industry efforts may not include recognition and compensation for the past

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

01, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Bob Marley's 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As Tuff Gong releases a limited edition series of Marley albums, we pick the greatest work of reggae’s biggest star

Alexis Petridis

19, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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A Brief History of Seven Killings: unwieldy, occasionally tedious – and magnificent
A book about Bob Marley, told by everyone but Bob Marley – in the vein of Gay Talese or James Ellroy, Marlon James’s Booker winner brings in a dozen competing voices

Sam Jordison

20, Oct, 2020 @2:02 PM

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A Brief History of Seven Killings is shocking but not gratuitous
The Kingston, Jamaica, that Marlon James depicts in the mid-1970s may be fiction, but it is drawn from hard and bloody fact

Sam Jordison

13, Oct, 2020 @9:07 AM

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A thousand teardrops: how doo-wop kickstarted Jamaica's pop revolution
A pair of new compilations trace the roots of reggae’s sublime songcraft back to the influence of 1950s crooners, with their close harmonies and swooning romance

Sean O’Hagan

12, Oct, 2020 @2:44 PM

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Salute Toots Hibbert – a reggae pioneer to rival Bob Marley | Kenan Malik
The late singer was at the heart of an extraordinary collision of music, culture and politics

Kenan Malik

13, Sep, 2020 @5:45 AM

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Toots Hibbert's pure, powerful voice carried reggae to the world | Alexis Petridis
By blending gospel and R&B into nascent reggae music, the late singer became a cornerstone of Jamaican culture alongside his peer Bob Marley

Alexis Petridis

12, Sep, 2020 @10:30 AM

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TV tonight: Bob Marley's black British legacy
A new documentary explores the reggae singer’s wide-ranging impact in Britain in the 1970s. Plus: The Fast Show returns. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

29, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Lars Ulrich's fantasy festival: AC/DC and Bob Marley on Easter Island
As well as brushing up on Polynesian migration paths with a falafel in hand, the Metallica drummer imagines ancient rock giants next to giant ancient rocks

Interview by Dave Simpson

20, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Clint Dyer replaces Dominic Cooke to direct Bob Marley musical
The conversation about race ‘has changed in theatre, as it has across society’, says original director of the show Get Up, Stand Up!

Chris Wiegand

22, Jul, 2020 @11:39 AM

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'It was heartbreaking': the day Bob Marley played Crystal Palace
40 years ago this week, Bob Marley played in Crystal Palace park, debuting Redemption Song and enchanting the crowd – but signs of his decline were already there

Ed Aarons

03, Jun, 2020 @1:24 PM

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Bob Marley: where to start in his back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the world’s most famous reggae star who people are turning to for solace in lockdown

Vivien Goldman

18, May, 2020 @1:00 PM

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