How Did Bob Marley Impact Jamaica?

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Answered by Isheba Cornwall, Associate Writer

Many of us have heard about the great Bob Marley and the impact his music had and still has on the world. However, we have never really spoken about the great impact he has in his home country - Jamaica.

Bob Marley, who was born Robert Nesta Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon who did a mixture of reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions.

He was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, St. Ann but later moved to Trench Town, Kingston when he was 12 years old. Bob served as a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity and because of this was awarded Jamaica's third highest honour, The Order of Merit.


HOW DID HE INFLUENCE JAMAICA?



Bob Marley's music influenced the genesis of Jamaica's Reggae Month which is celebrated in February each year. This celebration is one that has young people dying for the month of February to come by so that they can perform all the best hits from the musical emissary.

This time around students from basic school straight up to University would put on shows, performing his music and talking about his earlier life and his influence on the world.

In a time like this where other popular genre of music are dominating the world, Marley's music continues to impact the youth of Jamaica in encouraging them to learn and appreciate their culture and their roots.

Bob Marley was able to impact his nation on a deeper level also by inspiring political and practical changes along with well needed conversation.

This social activist, on two occasions, in 1976 and 1978, brought together two opposing Jamaican parties; In 1978 to embrace in front of the audience at the "One Love Peace Concert."

Even though he isn't with us now, Marley is still able to get Jamaica to come together as a people, come together as one to understand and appreciate the Jamaican culture, music, our way of life and our roots.

He has inspired several local musicians over the years to start a musical career and through his struggles have been able to motivate them to achieve greatness through every bad situation.

Recently a group of young men ages 17-20 started what seems to be Jamaica's first boy band calling themselves "8" and when asked who was their musical inspiration, Bob Marley was the first name to be called.

Robert isn't just a musician, songwriter or a performer. He hasn't just influenced the world with his music, he managed to impact Jamaica with his positivity towards every situation, his humilty and his love for his people and his culture.

Be sure to read more about Bob Marley, The Legend, here.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed.

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See.

Trending Now

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
NEW! JOIN MY PATREON COMMUNITY! Click Here For Details.
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. University of Technology Jamaica - A Symbol of Jamaican Excellence

    Sep 19, 18 12:51 PM

    The University of Technology Jamaica, promoting life-long learning, personal development and service to the community.

    Read More

  2. Delectable Jamaican Patty Recipe - Simple & Easy

    Sep 19, 18 12:02 AM

    The scrumptuous, delicious (and world famous) Jamaican Patty recipe is here, finally - simple and easy!

    Read More

  3. Traditional Jamaican Bammy - A Simple Recipe

    Sep 18, 18 11:38 PM

    Its an old time favourite and a modern day treat! Here is a simple recipe for traditional Jamaican bammy.

    Read More

  4. The Jamaica Observer (Online Observer) - Top Jamaican Newspaper

    Sep 18, 18 10:48 PM

    Learn about the history and early achievements of the Jamaica Observer, top Jamaican newspaper -bringing Jamaica to the world.

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.