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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Today, March 11, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Bob Marley. The Reggae star would have been sixty-six years old. Marley's music transcends the Reggae genre and crosses cultural and linguistic barriers.

A documentary about Bob Marley will be previewed today at the Cannes Film Festival, marking the 30th anniversary of the legendary Reggae artist's death.

"Marley," directed by Oscar-winner Kevin McDonald, will feature his family's private archives of music, photographs and film, BBC 6 Music reports.

Listen to an interview with the director below:

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