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Deluxe version of Bob Marley’s ‘Kaya’ released to mark 35th anniversary

Bob Marley KayaIt has now been 35 years since “Kaya,” the legendary album from universally-regarded Reggae icons, Bob Marley and The Wailers was released and now, fans can enjoy it in a whole new light as a deluxe edition of the compilation has been released.

On Tuesday, Universal Music Enterprises released “Kaya: 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition,” a double album featuring 24 re-mastered tracks, including all 10 songs from the original version released in 1978 byIsland Records. An online release party as well as a live performance by Bob Marley’s son and Grammy-winning Reggae star, Ziggy Marley from Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatrehave been scheduled to mark the occasion.

The original version of “Kaya,” released in March 1978 by Island Records features hits such as “Is This Love,” “Sun Is Shining,” “Time Will Tell,” and “Satisfy My Soul.” The deluxe version will feature a newer version of Marley’s classic track, “Smile Jamaica,” as well a previously unreleased live concert: Live at Ahoy Hallen, a concert he and The Wailersperformed in Rotterdam, Holland in 1978.

Kaya’s release came around the time of Marley’s One Love peace concert, which was organized as a means of easing high political tensions between leaders and supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). The album earned a spot on the top five of the United Kingdom’s album chart.

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Peter Tosh documentary in the works?

With Thursday being the premiere of the first official Bob Marley documentary in Jamaica, the film’s director is already hinting at a similar project involving one of the Reggae icon’s right hand men.

Academy Award winning director and the mastermind behind Marley, Kevin Macdonald has revealed that he’s been engaging in talks over doing a film on legendary Reggae singer, Peter Tosh. The former Bob Marley and The Wailers singer is still regarded as a Reggae icon 25 years since his death and calls have been made by Tosh’s family for the Jamaican government to make him the island’s eighth National Hero.

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Jamaican film maker debuts her own Bob Marley documentary

With the highly anticipated debut of Marley set for next month, a Jamaican filmmaker has decided to unveil her own film about the iconic Reggae superstar.

Long time actress and photographer, Esther Anderson has unveiled her own movie, The Musical Documentary – Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend.  The film, which she’s currently promoting in Barbados, features never-before-seen footage, in black and white, of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Anderson hailed as a minority shareholder and co-founder of Island Records, the label where Bob Marley established himself as a dominant force in Reggae music. In the 1960s, Anderson helped to launch the international careers of local singers such as Millie Small and Jimmy Cliff.

In 1972, Anderson met Bob Marley in New York after she starred in the film, A Warm December alongside prominent Bahamian-American actor, Sidney Pottier. Marley then asked Anderson to help promote him and his band as they looked to establish themselves as household names. Anderson agreed and returned to Jamaica where she helped launch Bob Marley and the Wailers, rehearsed them, photographed them and filmed their early progress.

Reportedly, Anderson also collaborated with Marley on his internationally acclaimed hits, Get Up, Stand Up and I Shot The Sheriff. Furthermore, her picture of Bob Marley smoking marijuana became the cover for the Bob Marley and the Wailers album, Catch A Fire.


 

 

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