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Bob Marley's Songs
An examination of how reggae music in general and Bob Marley's songs in particular, are expressions of protest.
# 62831 | 2,325 words | 2346 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2005 in Music Studies (World Music)

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This paper discusses two of Marley's songs: "Redemption Song" and "Get Up, Stand Up" and examines the protest behind the songs. Additionally, the paper focuses on why Marley chose to present his protests against the political system, racism and social inequality through his music and how Marley's unique style characterizes his works. Finally, the paper discusses how Marley's songs altered the conventional ideas of reggae style and the religious movement known as Rastafari and discusses how Marley's music was able to inspire a nation and her people.

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"Throughout history, expressions of protest have come from a variety of sources and through a vast plethora of mediums. From paintings to poetry, protest works have helped to shape many causes, and have in many cases even influenced the outcome of the cause for the protest. This type of influence and the ability to affect masses of people simultaneously is perhaps best shown in the world of music."

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