Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff says the title of his new album, Rebirth, refers both to his own career and to humanity at large. Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff performs in Rabat, Morocco, in May. His new album is titled Rebirth. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmy Cliff Live In Concert at the Celebrate Brooklyn Kickoff at Prospect Park Bandshell, June 5 Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Jimmy Cliff performs in 2003 in Nice, France. Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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