3 Resources to Find Out About the Man Behind the Legend
"He was a musician, a spiritual leader, a ladies' man, a smoker of heroic amounts of ganja, a political force and a religious icon. And, 31 years after his death, Bob Marley is still a chart-topper: His Legends album sells 250,000 copies a year, even now".
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- April 2012 saw a film released about him. Below is a trailer, you can also access the film on demand at:-
- I also found a transcript of an interview of with his daughter (Cedalla Marley) at:- http://www.bobmarley.com/images_free/bob_marley_booklet_screen.pdf
Students could role play an interview about their father with another student. Students may like to compare their fathers to Bob Marley and discuss the 'role model' of a father. There could be quite different opinions on this and it generates a good opportunity for students to express their opinion about Marley's way of life. Students will have strong opinions on this and they are likely to vary a lot!
- Finally, his famous song 'One Love'. The message of his beliefs and philosophy are held within the lyrics of his song. He was a 'rastafarian' by religion, I personally think there is a lot of truth in what he says in the song!
One thing for sure, he was a very controversial and rebellious character!
As Ravi says in the British Council Podcast if Bob was alive today what question would you like to ask him?