PAN-AFRICAN SERIES: Bob Nesta Marley

By

John Moono

Jamaican Music Legend and Pan-African Champion Bob Nesta Marley supported and typified the Pan-African Movement through his songs particularly the song Buffalo Soldier which tells of the struggle of the Africans during the Triangular Slave Trade

Buffalo Soldier, dreadlock Rasta
There was a Buffalo Soldier
In the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
I mean it, when I analyze the stench
To me, it makes a lot of sense
How the dreadlock Rasta was the Buffalo Soldier
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, dreadlock Rasta
Buffalo Soldier, in the heart of America
If you know your history
Then you would know where you coming from
Then you wouldn’t have to ask me
Who the heck do I think I am
I’m just a Buffalo Soldier
In the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Said he was fighting on arrival
Fighting for survival
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier
Win…

Marley gives the historical perspective of the African struggle during the Traingular Slave Trade. This move is the birth of the Pan-African Movement by prominent figures in the 19th Century like Marcus Garvey.

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