The new visuals was released in honor of International Reggae Day.
July 1st is dedicated as the day of Reggae around the world. This word appeared for the first time in a song thanks to the iconic ska, rocksteady and reggae band, Toots and the Maytals with their song “Do the Reggay” released in 1968. To celebrate this musical genre from Jamaica, the song “No Woman No cry” by reggae king Bob Marley was adapted into a music video.
Produced by Kristian Mercado Figueroa, the video, which lasts more than seven minutes, highlights the poverty, distance and sacrifice of a Jamaican family. A father leaves his children and wife in Jamaica to pursue the American dream to meet the needs of his family. “No Woman No cry” is also about the suffering and worries of a woman raising her children alone while her family is torn apart by poverty.
The poignant visual of “No Woman No cry” recalls the genius of the late Bob Marley who would have celebrated his 75th birthday this year. For this anniversary, there will be reissued by the Marley family to commemorate this mythical reggae figure.
A six-track EP entitled “Why Should I | Exodus”, is already available on all streaming platforms. The 1984 compilation album Legend will be re-released in a limited edition, with the original LP cover on July 24th. The album contains some of Marley’s best known songs, including “One Love/People Get Ready,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love,” “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved,” and “Three Little Birds.