BOB MARLEY / “Babylon System”

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3 Responses to “BOB MARLEY / “Babylon System””

Rudolph Lewis Says:
February 4th, 2007 at 3:50 am

I like this exchange. It was honest, open, and respectful. It brought out some real generational perspectives and tensions. I like that. Too often they are ignored and we over identify. It was very instructional.

Of course, I’m in Kalamu’s generation and he speaks my heart. He speaks that which we know from our own struggles from 1968 forward. Later generations have not fully soaked up that reality (those times and dreams) the urgency of the hour. I’m very pleased that Kalamu dropped down like he did and said what he said because it needed to be said. That edginess, that consciousness, is necessary, and necessary in these most disastrous times.

It was a wake up call. Wake up and Live!

rich Says:
February 5th, 2007 at 7:37 am

Of course, ‘Kaya’ famously followed on the heels of ‘Exodus’ and that is also a very heavy and interesting record. Biographically, Exodus and Kaya document the turmoil and emotional longing of Marley’s exile. The notion of Exodus is, for me, one of Marley’s most powerful and timeless themes. Survival seems to complete this trilogy with its militant, defiant stance set alongside his return to the homeland…

Berry Says:
February 5th, 2007 at 1:52 pm

aw man, this was my theme music while i was in college.

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