Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Marley (2012)

What do we remember about the 70s? Free love, weed, and rock and roll? Musicians addicted to weed?

Going from the birth of Robert Nesta Marley in rural Jamaica to his childhood in Kingston and growth from a young man and novice to a spokesperson for reggae music, Kevin MacDonald's documentary puts Bob Marley and his music in proper personal and historical context.

Marley reclaims not just the musical legend but also an entire decade from demonisation.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 22 August 2012.

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