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February 7, 2012

Mumia Abu-Jamal Interviews Bob Marley, November 1979

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Written by: Midnight Raver
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Bob Marley Dublin Ireland Concert 6th July 1980 Dalymount Park. Photo Courtesy of Flickr/Monosnaps

The full text of this article is available at, where it was originally published. Go there to learn more about Marley’s historic tour.


n November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.

In the early part of the North American leg of the tour, Bob Marley and the Wailers visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they played The Spectrum on November 7, 1979. While in Philadelphia, Bob was interviewed by award-winning local journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Warwick Hotel. The interview is presented here in its entirety. A transcript of the interview is available here.


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