Ami Faku In Bob Marley’s Posthumous Album ‘Africa Unite’
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 11 August, 2023
Produced by Mike Brainchild, Ami Faku‘s “Redemption Song” cover joins the lineage of illustrious artists who have paid tribute to this timeless masterpiece, including Stevie Wonder, Joe Strummer of The Clash, Bono of U2, John Legend, and Wyclef Jean, among others. Each artist has brought their unique interpretation to the song, further cementing its status as a symbol of hope, unity, and freedom.
Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” is significant in music history. The final track on his twelfth album, ‘Uprising,’ the song was written during a time when Marley was grappling with his mortality due to a cancer diagnosis. The heartfelt solo acoustic recording features Marley’s vocals and acoustic guitar, delivering powerful penmanship derived from a speech by the Pan-Africanist orator Marcus Garvey titled “The Work That Has Been Done.”
The song’s profound meaning urges listeners to “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds,” a message inspired by Marcus Garvey’s call for mental liberation and empowerment. Over the years, “Redemption Song” has been recognized as one of the greatest works of Bob Marley, resonating with audiences worldwide and earning its place in Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
“Every now and then a song drops that encapsulates the signs of the time. Redemption Song by Bob Marley can’t be more timely then now. Ami Faku was selected by the Marley Family and shines on this timeless song. It’s almost spiritual and pre-ordained that Ami Faku‘s voice and energy lies beside Bob Marley’s iconic voice. Shares Benza , Chief Opportunity Creator & Culture Investor at Vth Season.
As ‘Africa Unite’ releases to the world, Ami Faku‘s rendition of “Redemption Song” will undoubtedly impact the profound tapestry of Ragge and Afrobeats as she weaves her soulful magic into this immortal melody. Be sure to stream “Redemption Song” on your favourite streaming service, request it on your favourite radio stations, and connect with Ami Faku for more music news.
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