Whenever I hear even the first few beats of Bob Marley’s music, I feel comforted and just happy. Em has always loved Bob Marley and I still have the t-shirt she regularly wore, from 2 to 3-years-old (until it didn’t fit her anymore), with his face on it. His music appealed to her, and she would let everyone know that he was her favorite.
Today’s video is a part of the year-long Bob Marley 70th birthday celebration in 2015. Ziggy Marley‘s Tuff Gong Worldwide has partnered with Aaron Nigel Smith’s One World Chorus to release Celebrating Bob Marley, a tribute featuring some of Bob Marley’s most classic songs.
Watching kids from around the U.S., Jamaica, Kenya and Colombia sing “One love, one heart/ Let’s get together and feel alright,” and thinking about the greater message of unity and peace just feels right. Though the kids are world’s away from one another, this music connects them. Pretty powerful, and I imagine Bob would be very proud knowing that his legacy is being carried on in this way.
Learn more about Celebrating Bob Marley at Tuff Gong Worldwide where you can also purchase the album. A portion of sales will be used to bring free workshops to participating schools.