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Bob Marley as a Symbol for African Cultural Standing up for Oppression

First Sur Bob Marley as a Symbol for African Cultural Standing up for Oppression Thesis ment: Bob Marley was the symbol of acceptance of the African cultural awareness, the lyrics of his music gave the youth a united voice against societys oppression. Consequently, his music can be used as the soundtrack for the fight for equality we are involved in today.I. IntroductionA. The world today still faces inequality in political, economic, racial and gender issues.B. Some songs such as Bob Marley’s tracks act as a platform in which the oppressed air their views.C. Therefore, Bob Marley’s song can be a soundtrack in the campaigns championing for equality in various dimensions in the society.II. Bob Marley was a symbol of unityA. Unity makes the oppressed speak with one voice.B. Through unity, it is possible to create substantial bargaining power against those oppressing others.C. The Strong united groups succeed in their missions.III. Bob Marley brought forward the African Cultural awareness.A. For quite some time, African part of the continent remained isolated from the rest of the worldB. African culture is multicultural with fascinating traditionsC. African culture is now open to the rest of the world with the spread of Rastafarian culture.IV. Bob Marley’s songs provided entertainmentA. The songs provided entertaining moods among the followersB. The songs were very educative in natureC. The songs gave the youth the platform to air their views through entertainmentV. Conclusion As an icon of Rastafarian music, Bob Marley had a different mission when composing his music trucks. Apart from proving entertainment, the music also acts as the voice of youths and other oppressed groups to air their plight in Africa and beyond.Work CitedSavishinsky, N. (1994). Transnational popular culture and the global spread of the Jamaican Rastafarian movement. New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 68(3-4), 259-281. Doi:10.1163/13822373-90002653

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