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Bob Marley's Enduring Musical, Political Legacy

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Bob Marley's Enduring Musical, Political Legacy

Bob Marley's Enduring Musical, Political Legacy

Bob Marley's Enduring Musical, Political Legacy

Only Available in Archive Formats.

More than 20 years after his death, Bob Marley's musical and political legacy endures. A huge concert in Ethiopia over the weekend marked what would have been Marley's 60th birthday. All this for a man whose life began in the poor countryside of northern Jamaica. Hear NPR's Christopher Johnson.

Bob Marley sings at a concert in western Massachusetts, 1978 Jeff Albertson/CORBIS hide caption

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