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An internationally-flavored ‘Redemption Song,’ on the 66th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth

“We’ll free the people with music”—Bob Marley

30 years after his passing, Bob Marley lives on through Playing for Change. Voices from around the world joined recently to create this version of his “Redemption Song”

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.…

How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?

Some say it’s just a part of it:
We’ve got to fulfill the book.

Won’t you help me sing
Another song of freedom—
It’s all I ever had:
Redemption song.


This link will take you back to circa 1979: an acoustic performance of “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley—


“Stand By Me,” also filmed around the world by Playing for Change, has been viewed more than 28 million times since November 2008—


Post updated 2/9/2011 to correct year of Marley’s death, and to add more links.