2016 Grammy Reggae Album of the Year Nominees
Those are the Grammy Nominees but the biggest selling "Reggae" album was an album by Joss Stone. In 2011, Joss Stone saw herself as part of the ambitious short-lived SuperHeavy, world music chameleon supergroup that also included Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley in its composition. To be in such illustrious company is liable to shift one’s perspectives a bit, so it’s no surprise that on “Water For Your Soul”, her 7th studio album, the inspired british singer-songwriter has branched out to more unexplored territory. Even with the strong "One Love" message of Bob Marley, there seems to be some resentment in the Reggae Music community that this "white" British singer/songwriter would capture the most sales in the genre. We think everyone needs to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters in Spirit regardless of what we look like. This is just one more testament to the power of the REGGAE vibe.
Bob Marley's final live performance took place on September 23, 1980 at The Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh PA. That was 35 years ago this September and to celebrate a musical messiah who has inspired and lifted the Spirits of millions of people the world over, we offer you a collection of wonderful music from Bob. His Spirit clearly and vibrantly lives on through the positive vibrations collected here.
PLAYING FOR CHANGE is an organization bringing joy and love to the world through music. Reggae Music has a big part in the wonderful music videos that have been made bringing together musicians from many cultures and places around the planet. We want to encourage you to visit their site and make a contribution to their work if you can. Here are a couple of their videos for your enjoyment.