Happy Bob Marley Day!

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.  None but ourselves can free our mind…

Exodous Nine Mile Jamaica

Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? We know where we're going. We know where we're from. We're leaving Babylon, y'all. We're going to our Father's land. Exodus! Movement of Jah people!

A Spliff A Day...

Excuse me while I light my spliff. Oh God I gotta take a lift, from reality I just can't drift. That's why I am staying with this riff. Take it easy. Easy skanking, taking it slow.

Cold ground was my bed last night. And rock stone was my pillow too. Talkin' blues, talkin' blues. They say your feet is just too big for your shoes.

I wanna love you and treat you right. I wanna love you every day and every night. We'll be together with a roof right over our heads. We'll share the shelter of my single bed. We'll share the same room, for Jah provide the bread. Is this love that I'm feeling?

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks. There is one question I'd really love to ask. Is there a place for the hopeless sinner, who has hurt all mankind just to save his own? One love, one heart. Let's get together and feel all right.

Rise up this morning. Smiled with the rising sun. Three little birds, pitch by my door step. Singing sweet songs of melodies pure and true. Saying, this is my message to you. Don’t worry…

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  • […] the chance to visit Bob’s birthplace and final resting place of him, his mom and a sibling in Nine Mile.  Watching the film, visiting all of these locations, and hearing stories from those who knew and […]

  • […] for reggae music.  I knew of international reggae artists such as Maxi Priest, Bob Marley, Shabba Ranks, and Shaggy, but this festival further exposed me to other artists such as the […]

  • my. says...

    Looks like you’re having lots of fun, April! Bob Marley’s songs always put me in a happy mood. – Michelle

    • The last few days have definitely been a high point! It’s Reggae Month/Black History Month and Bob MArley’s Earthstrong. So many concerts and activities. GREAT music, food, people and fun! I don’t think I could ask for much more!

  • […] fruity drink in hand, immerse yourself in the culture or party the night away to some of the best music in the world, Jamaica has something  for […]

  • Fly Girl says...

    April, this is a fantastic post! All your lyrics and pix are so well chosen. I’m glad you visited 9 Mile, not enough people venture outside the resort areas.

    • April Thompson says...

      Thanks! I love me some Bob! My first time in Jamaica was for a wedding on a resort. It was nice, but we rarely got off the grounds. I got an unexpected flight flight voucher and went back a few months later. I stayed in a guest house outside of Mobay, drove around the exploring the island and had a blast at Reggae Sumfest! I so wish more people would explore the non-resort side of Jamaica!

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