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Bob Marley's Remains Exhumed

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Bob Marley
    Marley's Remains Exhumed

    Wife demands late reggae legend's grave be moved to Ethiopia

    The body of late legend Bob Marley, buried for more than two decades, is to be exhumed from a Jamaica cemetery in February and reburied in Ethiopia, the reggae artist's wife Rita announced yesterday. Marley died of cancer in 1981 at the age of thirty-six.

    Rita is determined that her husband be moved to Ethiopia, calling the birthplace of Rastafarianism Marley's "spiritual resting place." The Jamaican-born singer-songwriter came to embrace Rastafarianism, in which nature is honored, and followers wear dreadlocks and smoke marijuana. Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans practice the religion.

    Marley is one of the first Jamaican artists to gain worldwide recognition. Born in rural St. Ann's on February 6th, 1945, to a middle-age white father and teenage black mother, Marley left to pursue music in Kingston. But Rita -- the Cuban-born backing singer for Marley's band the Wailers and the I-Threes, who married the artist in 1966 -- claims that her husband would have placed his religious beliefs over associations with his birthplace.

    A reburial ceremony for Marley is being planned by Rita, along with the Ethiopian government and church, to take place during "Africa Unite," a month of celebrations in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of his birth named for one of his songs. On Marley's actual birthday, February 6th, the Marley Family, the I-Threes, Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte and Youssou N'Dour will perform in the capital city of Addis Ababa. The concert is to be broadcast throughout Africa, and possibly in other parts of the world.

    All "Africa Unite" events, organized by Rita, the African Union and the United Nation's children's agency, will benefit impoverished Ethiopian families.

    (Posted Jan 12, 2005)
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    is part of rastafarianism to win the heisman and retire selfishly?
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Wow those guys have a name besides "dirty hippies"

    Learn something new everyday
  4. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    It sounds like something that Bob would want, so this is good news.

    RIP Bob Marley.. You were a great revolutionary, leader, and musician.
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    It does sound like something Bob would want, it is still sad that he might be leaving Jamaica. I've always wanted to see his grave in Jamaica, I don't think I would really get the chance to go to Ethiopia.
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    you know youre a pot head when....
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    You own at least 2 dirty golden retrievers and make your own hacky sacks.
  8. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    You automatically cut out the cores from apples when you pick one up.........
  9. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    you want to visit bob marley's grave before its moved to ethiopia

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