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Bob Marley

Bob Marley artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Chronixx is one of the biggest new artists in reggae, as well as part of a younger generation of Jamaican musicians who give old-school sounds a fresh take.

December 29, 2013 A new generation of musicians is looking to revamp the old-school sounds of Jamaica.

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December 9, 2007 In 1973, Marley made Burnin', inspired by life in the Jamaican slums. It was his big break.

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May 15, 2006 A new book examines the early years of the reggae superstar, born in a rural Jamaican village.

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May 11, 2006 The music of Bob Marley — reggae's first superstar — is unmistakable, 25 years after his death.

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February 8, 2005 A huge concert in Ethiopia over the weekend marked what would have been Marley's 60th birthday.

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February 4, 2005 Between 1978 and 1980, Bruce Talamon took some of the most popular photos of reggae icon Bob Marley.

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February 3, 2005 Reggae historian Roger Steffens shows off his vast collection of Bob Marley memorabilia.

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Discover Songs

May 12, 2006 Surprising new music from Paul Simon; A preview of outtakes by Sufjan Stevens; Remembering the m...

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News

Detail from the Marley movie poster.

April 20, 2012 A new documentary seeks to evoke what Bob Marley, now a veritable brand, was like in real life.

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Peter Tosh performs at the University of Miami in 1976.

July 9, 2011 Reissues from the late reggae artist highlight him as more than just Bob Marley's foil.

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March 11, 2009 The singer's family is looking to capitalize on the Marley legend by introducing a line of products.

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.

February 13, 2013 In time for the holiday, some of our favorite Latin artists share love songs that make them swoon.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono

May 16, 2012 Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton begin their quest to pin down the most universally loved albums.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Burnin'

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  • Album: Burnin'
  • Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Label: Universal
  • Released: 1973
 

Legend [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Album: Legend [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • Label: Island
 

Essential Bob Marley and the Wailers

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  • Album: Essential Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Artist: Bob Markey & the Wailers
  • Label: Sanctuary/Trojan
  • Released: 2005
 

Equal Rights [Legacy Edition]

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  • Album: Equal Rights [Legacy Edition]
  • Artist: Peter Tosh
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2011
 

Legalize It [Legacy Edition]

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  • Album: Legalize It [Legacy Edition]
  • Artist: Peter Tosh
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2011
 

Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley

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  • Album: Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley
  • Artist: Christopher John Farley
  • Label: HarperCollins
  • Released: 2006