Peter Tosh & Bob Marley - Special Broadcast update December 10th: Human Rights Day


40 years ago, on December 5th, Bob Marley performed for 80.000 persons at the free Smile Jamaica Concert, Kingston, Jamaica. The concert took place in the midst of heavy political tensions, and Bob Marley went on Stage with the Wailers despite he had been injured with firearm two days earlier, as he, RitaMarley, Don Taylor (Bob's producer), and Lewis Griffiths (Bob's friend) were attacked by gunmen at Marley's house.

11 years later, Peter Tosh was also shot at his home, along with his wife and some friends, including Rastafari broadcaster and disc jockey Free I (Jeff Dixon). Neither Peter nor Free I survived. Some say, they might have been victims of a mawgah dawg. Others would say that the murder of Peter Tosh and Free I has a political background, as both artists were planning to settle a Rastaman Radio station in Jamaica. The truth is that Peter Tosh has never been really appreciated by Jamaican Authorities.

Both Peter Tosh and Bob Marley were tough guys. They were using music to fight for equal rights and justice, coping with the establishment in an intricate worldwide system of inequity. Each one had his own style, but they undoubtedly taught each other, musically and spiritually, and became ones of the most prominent apolitical freedom fighters ever seen in modern history. Their legacy lives on; their message continues to shake the consciences and to inspire people to build a better world.

December 10th is the #HumanRightsDay, and this year, the broadcast update on Groove'n Arrels is a Tribute to Bob Marley and Peter Tosh through three and half hours of hearty cover songs by:

Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield (Legalize It)
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Get Up Stand Up)
Gilberto Gil (Lively Up Yourself; Kaya)
Inner Circle (Three O'Clock Roadblock; Burial)
Naâman (Jammin)
Bushman (Mawga Dog; Oh Bumbo Klatt; Mamma Africa with Buju Banton; Johnny B; Igziabeher)
Andrew Tosh (African)
Tribo de Jah (Who The Cap Fit; I shot The Sheriff)
Pluto Shervington (Natty Dread)
Ben l’Oncle Soul (Positive Vibration)
Los Pericos (Natural Mystic with the Wailers; Iron Lion Zion with Mykal Rose)
Monty Alexander (War with Luciano Messenjah, Junior Jazz, Glenroy Browne, Billy Lawrence, Wayne Armond, African Chorus; Forever Lovin' Jah; Exodus; Three Little Birds with The Rod Dennis Mento Band)
Damian Marley (No More Trouble; Kingston 12; Keep on Grooving)
Charlie Hunter (Lively Up Yourself; Them Belly Full)
- The Marley Family and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (Africa Unite)
U-Roy (Equal Rights)
L.E.J (Redemption Song)
- Eric Delsaux Quintet (Concrete Jungle)
Bunny Wailer (Rebel Music)
- Sambo Jim (Natty Dread, Trojan Records)
Erykah Badu (No More Trouble)
Cocoa Tea (Waiting in Vain with Cutty Ranks)
Sebastian Sturm (Kinky Reggae)
Blacko Officiel (One Love / People Get Ready)
Toots Hibbert (Lively Up Yourself with the Wailers; Marley's Gone)
- Radio Utopia (Get Up Stand Up with Bajka)
The Gladiators (Talking Blues)
Marcia Griffiths (Crazy Baldhead)

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