New York Forum to Discuss Marley’s Music Legacy

The lyrical genius of the late Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley will be discussed at a forum being staged by the Centre for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York and the National Black Writers Conference.
This forum takes place on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 2:00 p.m. It is titled, ‘Redemption Song’, and will examine the impact of Mr. Marley’s lyrics on world culture.
Distinguished scholar, Kwame Dawes, who authored the volume, ‘Bob Marley – Lyrical Genius’, will deliver the keynote address. He will then join a panel of Marley scholars to explore Mr. Marley’s influence on other musicians and poets as well as breaking down the cultural, political and spiritual elements of the revered singer’s lyrics.
Mr. Dawes, a poet in residence at the University of South Carolina, will be joined on the panel by Christopher John Farley, author of the new book, ‘Bob Marley, Before the Legend’; Vivien Goldman, author of ‘The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and The Wailers’; and Dera Tompkins, producer and collector of the Bob Marley and other reggae memorabilia.

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