Bob Marley documentary approved by family of reggae legend
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Video: Bob Marley documentary
The diverse appeal of reggae artist Bob Marley's music was evident on Tuesday evening [April 17], where the red carpet premiere for Marley, a documentary about his life and music, drew celebrities from Snoop Dogg to Jane Fonda to Kenny Chesney.
A still from the trailer for "Marley". Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
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Members of the Marley clan — sons Ziggy, Robbie, and Rohan, were also in attendance at the screening, held at the Arclight Cineramadome in Hollywood, as were actors Luke Wilson and Rosario Dawson. Kevin MacDonald, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who directed the documentary, did not attend.
For Ziggy Marley, who handpicked MacDonald to make the film, the timeless appeal of his father's music, as well as the messages of peace and justice hidden within his songs, transcends borders.
"I've been to Africa, I've been to many places where, when Bob was around. He wasn't there physically, but his music was there, supporting the movements of freedom in these countries. So it's not much about the man when it comes to, you know, the things he would stand for, it's about the message. And that is still here," said Ziggy Marley.
There have been hundreds of documentaries, films, and television specials devoted to the popular singer, but none of the previous projects had Marley family approval. With Marley, which Ziggy Marley sought out MacDonald to make with full participation from the family, the family says the definitive portrait of the artist will emerge.
"Over the years, I've seen so many things on Bob from people, but never from our, never from our perspective or our input. So we think if there's going to be something definitive, we must be involved, it cannot be done without us. So we wanted to do this," said Ziggy Marley.
"We wanted to show the world the more intimate side, and not just people's opinions, and people who didn't really know him to do a movie. People who knew him," said Robbie Marley, one of Bob Marley's 11 children.
Marley, whose many hits with Bob Marley & the Wailers included No Woman No Cry and Redemption Song, popularized reggae to audiences around the world. He died in 1981 at the age of 36 after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
In addition to using never before seen interview and performance footage of the singer, Marley also intimately documents a painful time in the family history, when he spent time treating his cancer in Germany shortly before his death.
Rapper Snoop Dogg, a Marley fan and family friend, says that he is continually inspired by him as a musician.
"He influenced me to have peace and love in the music that I'm making, always be about the people, and be up close and personal with them, not have a wall. And a great bond with the people who make you who you are, you know?" said Snoop Dogg. "It just seems like as I get more into the music, I become more of a Bob Marley listener." . . .
Marley, released by Magnolia Pictures, will begin a limited run in theaters starting April 20.
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Nuestra investigación sobre la Musicoterapia Comunitaria se ha desarrollando a partir del inquietud siguiente.
“La violencia social es frecuentemente la expresión de la insatisfacción experimentada por un sector de la población que se ve privado del derecho de formar parte de esa sociedad y cultura del bienestar a la que tienen derecho” (Petrus, A. 1997)
Vivimos en un momento de instabilidad política, económica y social. La violencia y los conflictos son las consecuencias de tal instabilidad.
Desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial, hemos sufridos más de 150 conflictos armados, la mayoría de los cuales se han desarrollados en los países más pobres. A lo largo de esto siglo han muerto más de 110 millones de personas a causa de guerras injustificadas y sin sentido, en que el 90% de las víctimas son civiles, en particular mujeres y niños.
Y a parte de la violencia directa hay otros tipos de violencias cotidianas: una violencia estructural que incluye hambre, analfabetismo, discriminación de las mujeres, racismo, precariedad, etc.
En nuestro mundo nos recuerdan que “si quieres la paz, prepárate para la guerra”.
Pero, son siempre más las personas que están rebelándose a esta realidad.
El interés en esta área está ligado a una búsqueda constante de encontrar una solución real para resolver tal situación. El mundo necesita de paz y una sociedad más justa. No se debería aceptar y contemplar el dolor y el sufrimiento de personas inocentes, cuando el mundo está gritando desesperadamente su necesitad de paz.
Our investigations about Community Music Therapy has developed out of the following concerns.
“Social violence is frequently the expression of the dissatisfaction of a sector of the population that is itself deprived of the benefits of that society and its culture of well-being for which they have right” (Petrus, A. 1997)
We live in a time of political, economic and social instability with violence and conflicts as a consequence. . ... continuación.