Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BLOG # 6

For my art work the song I chose was Buffalo soldier by the Rt. Honorable Nesta Marley, known to most as Bob Marley, after careful analysis I decided to change the song to WAR/NO MORE TROUBLE. I think I connect with this one more all his songs are profound however; I find this one to be a little more comprehensive. It not only relates a message but it informs and educates on a political social and academic level. In other words it really ROCKS!
The song was inspired by a Haile Selassie, held at the Inauguration of OAU an organization of Africa unity. The song calls for eradication of racial and class discrimination as it relates to color of one eyes and skin. He said “until the philosophy which holds one race inferior against another, when there are no longer first class and second class citizens in any nation when there will always be conflict, until there are equal rights, peace and international morality then there will always be war.”    It is a very powerful song that protests and challenges.
I visited a website ProQuest  in order to attain international information on Bob Marley. ProQuest is a licensed information service that contains a wealth of information. To attain the formation free of cost you will have to access it via LaGuardia, otherwise you will have to pay. I was pleased with the information I got I definitely find it helpful for my paper and future papers. I also visited a website in his country (my country too) Jamaica. It’s the Jamaica Information Service, JIS. I am also planning to garner information from his museum in Kingston Jamaica, news papers where is political influence was of significance and documented in Jamaica and world wide.
The song is widely received throughout the world it was I would consider acclaimed. Bob Marley died 1981 and to date he and his songs are pedestal zed or held in high regards. One of his songs ONE LOVE even got international recognition as song of the century. Bob Marley to date has being emulated by numerous artist including his sons that are also international reggae singers.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. As you follow up, be sure to list the actual sources you found as well as the way in which you found them. Your posts suggest to me an interesting question of reception - which songs are best known - "One Love" or "War"? Is this different in Jamaica and in the U.S./other places?

    Having a song which uses words of a political leader is of course interesting to explore. With "war," there's an interesting afterlife in how it was used by Sinead O'Connor which might also be interesting to look at.