Africa Unites With Jamaican Independence

bob marley - africa unite album

Bob Marley’s posthumous album Africa Unite was released on 4 August 2023. The album features a host of African talent which is in line with the general theme of the album.

Cedella Marley, who is part of the project commented on the album saying,

“Africa Unite is an album that showcases the importance of Bob Marley in modern day Africa. The artists that feature on this album have reimagined Bob Marley’s classics in a way we know he would have loved and been proud of.”

The album features 10 of Bob Marley’s iconic songs which have found new life thanks to some of Africa’s finest artists including Zimbabwe’s Nutty O, and Winky D. Calm Down artist Rema features with Skip Marley, with a few more stars including Afro B, Ayra Starr, Sarkodie, Oxlade and others. The album is by no means a replacement for the timeless Bob Marley songs but a way to remember the global superstar that was Bob Marley. And with the way Afrobeats is growing it is a form of unification between the genres.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) ft. Rema, Skip Marley

With a five-star ranking on Riddims World you cannot go wrong with this album. Described by Skip Marley as pivotal, moving and ancestral the album takes you on a musical journey that will evoke memories of yesteryear as well as grab the attention of the younger generation. Fall in love once more with the global icon that is Bob Marley and appreciate some of Africa’s best talent.

Last but not least a belated happy Independence Day to my Jamaican brethren on 61 years of independence.

Tracklist:

  1. So Much Trouble – Nutty O & Winky D
  2. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) – Rema & Skip Marley
  3. Redemption Song – Ami Faku
  4. Waiting in Vain – Tiwa Savage
  5. Turn Your Lights Down Low – Afro B
  6. Three Little Birds – Teni and Oxlade
  7. Buffalo Soldier – Stonebwoy
  8. Stir It Up – Sarkodie
  9. Jamming – Ayra Starr
  10. One Love – Patoranking

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