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DAMIAN ‘JR. GONG’ MARLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO SAN BASILIO DE PALENQUE

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley unveils a raw and uplifting music video for his July, 2023 release; a rendition of George Harrison‘s classic My Sweet Lord.

Marley Chose to Celebrate this Haven of Afro Colombian Culture in the Clip by Showcasing the City & its Citizens While Highlighting “the first free town in all of the Americas

Renowned for his thought-provoking and impactful visuals, Marley collaborated with his longtime partner, B+ of Mochilla, and selected San Basilio de Palenque as the backdrop. Back in 1603, a group of African slaves broke away from their Spanish captors and built San Palenque de Basilio as “the first free town in the Americas.” Marley chose to celebrate this haven of AfroColombian culture.

 

 

My Sweet Lord  is a reinterpretation of Harrison‘s 1970 hit from the album All Things Must PassMarley infuses his signature reggae style and soulful vocals, offering a fresh perspective to the spiritual anthem.
 
He shares, “During a trip to LA, I heard the song My Sweet Lord,’a couple of times, and I really liked it. Back in Miami, we jammed to it with a reggae beat and I envisioned creating a cool, reggae-style version. Given recent events in my life and my family’s experiences, releasing the song now feels more significant than ever. It’s a meaningful, spiritual piece, and in the current context, feels right.”

Written by: justinormerod

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