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Adrian Lester

Chooses Redemption Song by Bob Marley for Front Row's Cultural Exchange

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Redemption Song by Bob Marley

Adrian Lester talks to Mark Lawson about his favourite work of art, Redemption Song by Bob Marley.

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Chris Blackwell on producing Redemption Song

Founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell was a key figure in bringing international recognition to Bob Marley’s music. He talks to John Wilson about producing Redemption Song from The Wailers' final studio album, Uprising.

Originally broadcast on Front Row on 25 May 2009

Photographing Bob Marley

John Wilson interviews photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker who took iconic shots of Marley in the 70s and hears about their influence from reggae DJ David Rodigan

Originally broadcast on Front Row on 25 May 2009

Photograph (c) Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Bob Marley the Rastafarian

Bob Marley's friend and lawyer Diane Jobson and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell talk about his identity as a Rastafarian

Originally broadcast on Radio 2 on 21 May 2012

Bob Marley in his own words on Haile Selassie

Bob Marley in the 70s revealing his personal thoughts on Rastafarianism and his admiration for Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia and a God to Rastafarians.

Originally broadcast on 6 Music on 1 August 2012

Demystifying Bob Marley's Father

Chris Marley, second cousin to Bob, debunks the myths surrounding Marley's white father Norval.

Originally broadcast on 6 Music on 31 July 2012