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6 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's Rastas ready for ganja decriminalisation

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colours identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

IcBurton

Bob Marley and the Wailers with Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, front, with bass guitar

Following the success of their sell-out UK tour last year, Reggae legends The Wailers are back on the road with their new Legend tour. The band will be performing the iconic album live on stage in its entirety featuring the classic chart-topping tracks "Three Little Birds," "I Shot The Sheriff," "Jamming" and many more.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Bob Marley

Sun Sep 14, 2014

National Public Radio

Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Bob Marley, seen here performing in Paris in 1980, died years before Legend was released. It has since sold millions of copies - and this week, it hit No.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dance, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KMIR 6

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley

Fox News

Rastafarians prepare to light up without fear as Jamaica advances pot decriminalization plans

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley

The Washington Post

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica, decorated with Rastafarian colors and images of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Wailer, a founder of the iconic Wailers reggae group with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and fellow Rastafarians have long called for legalization of the drug that they smoke as part of their spiritual worship.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Democrat

4th Annual Capay Crush celebrates local wine and food

Farm Fresh To You invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, for the Fourth Annual Capay Crush set for Saturday, Sept. 20. Farm Fresh To You, a community supported agriculture and home delivery service that provides local, organic produce to customers' doorsteps invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, for the Fourth Annual Capay Crush.

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Related Topix: Capay, CA, Organic, Startups, Agriculture, Science, Non-Profit, Reggae, Bob Marley, Entertainment

Billboard

How Bob Marley's 30-Year Old 'Legend' Album Finally Hit the Top 10

It only took 30 years, but Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 greatest-hits album Legend has hit the top 10 on the Billboard 200 -- and in doing so, gives the reggae great his highest-charting album. Legend zooms from No.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Best of 2007, Bob Marley & the Wailers

Jamaica Observer

Where are the groups?

It not only had high-riding acts like Shabba Ranks and Mad Cobra, it saw the rise of groups. But despite promise the majority of these groups have not survived.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Arp, Pop/Rock, Elephant Man

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Marley's Legend rises

Bob Marley & the Wailers Greatest Hits album - has moved to number five on the Billboard 200 Album chart, a massive jump from 100 last week. The set sold over 41,000 units last week thanks to a sale discount at US$0.99 by the online Google Play store.

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Related Topix: Bob Marley & the Wailers, Reggae, Pink Floyd, The Pink Floyd, Pop/Rock

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Willamette Week

Show Preview: The Skatalites, World's Finest, the Sentiments, the Disliked

Ska, though, is a celebratory music, and between the late 1950s and the island's independence in 1962, Jamaican players defined a genre that The Skatalites have been playing for half a century. Issuing its first singles back in 1964, the nontet eventually backed just about every well-known singer from ska's first wave-and that includes Bob Marley's vocal trio, the Wailers.

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Related Topix: The Skatalites, Ska, Reggae

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pique News Magazine

Rocky Dawuni brings African reggae to Whistler Presents

When Jamaican legends Bob Marley and the Wailers played at the independence ceremony for Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980, there were riots as people tried to secure a spot to hear them.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Examiner.com

The 'Legend' of Bob Marley thirty years later

As Miles Davis ' Kind of Blue is to jazz, Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 collection Legend is the album that defines reggae for millions of American fans.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Bob Marley & the Wailers

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Reggae making a revival in Jamaica, recalling gold...

The main event at fight night in Kingston, a popular boxing showcase, was hours away, but the crowd at the National Stadium's indoor arena, from the young and hip to the elderly, was already pumped.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Reggae, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers

Jamaica Observer

Wailing down Europe

ROOTS legend Bunny Wailer broke new ground on his recent European tour which he used to salute the evolution of reggae music.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bunny Wailer, France, World News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Byron Bay BluesFest with the kids

As the Antipodean winter draws slowly draws to a close, the prospect of warmer temperatures brings thoughts of outdoor activities, events and the summer festival season.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Australia, Oceania, World News, Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, The Mothers of Invention, Pop/Rock, Reggae

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Erie Times News

Bob Marley tribute show Sunday at Schickalay's

A little bird didn't tell Terry Bobb that playing an all Bob Marley show would be a spectacular idea.

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Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Maxwell Enlists Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton & More for Caribbean Cruise

Organizers have announced that during the cruise -- which takes place May 3, 2015 -- fans will enjoy headlining showcases from Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Joe , Chrisette Michele , Robert Glasper , Eric Roberson , Norman Brown and Boney James.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Anthony Hamilton, Soul, Hip-Hop, Erykah Badu, Eric Roberson, Reggae

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Jamaica Observer

New Garvey book aimed at primary-level students

But, despite being made Jamaica's first national hero in 1964, hailed as a hero of the black nationalist and back-to-Africa movements globally, and an idol of roots reggae musicians, many Jamaicans still believe that Garvey has still not received the recognition he deserves at home.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Reggae, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear,

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