Thirty-one-years after Bob Marley’s unfortunate passing, 2012 has been an incredibly honorable posthumous memorial in visual and audio form for the reggae legend. This past April, the movie Marley premiered worldwide to high praise from notable critics across all media outlets.
Now, another video documentary produced by famed filmmaker and photographer, Esther Anderson, called Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend is set to hit mainstream outlets. The film is said to include, “The long lost footage of Bob Marley”.
In conjunction with celebrating the life of a legend and the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from Britain, on August 6th, 2012, Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend will be available on multiple forums, including iTunes, any mobile device such as iPhones, iPods, Smartphones and any gadget connected to Wi-Fi to link up with the online screening of the film.
Over the past year, the documentary has received rave reviews from multiple film festivals where Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend premiered, including receiving the UNESCO Award at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, London’s Rivington Place Film Festival, among countless other festival nominations and awards.
Behind the story of Bob Marley, the music is equally as prevalent, as the soundtrack features the likes of Chris Anderson, Aston “Familyman” Barrett, Aston Barrett Jr., Marcia Higgs, Akila Barrett (son of Carlton “Carlie” Barrett; drummer of The Wailers), Andrew Tosh (son of Peter Tosh), Ky-Mani Marley (one of Bob Marley’s sons), as well as Bingiman, an international reggae-dancehall artist from the United Kingdom, among many other established artists featured on the film’s soundtrack.
The original music soundtrack for Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend includes plenty of reggae infused tracks, “Peace Love in Harmony,” ”Not Alright,” “One World,” “Tough Life,” “Spirit is Alive,” “Love Reggae Music,” “Rootsman Dub Vibes,” “Changing People,” “Wanted Man,” “Say Good Morning,” “Cry for Love,” “Jah Calling Me,” and “Jah Mek Ya”.
With the celebratory year in Jamaica and the simultaneous honoring of a legend, this film has everything a reggae lover needs all within 92 minutes of musical footage of Jamaica’s most known public figure.
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Article By: Kris Siuta
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