Pan-African Movement Bob Marley’s “War” Lyric Analysis
Warm-Up • Who is Bob Marley? • What country is he from?
What is Pan-Africanism? • Movement dedicated to establishing independence for Africa nations • And unity for black throughout the world • Originated with conferences in London • 1900, 1919, 1921, 1923 • First truly intergovernmental conference held in 1958 (Ghana)
Bob Marley and Pan-African • Influenced by Marcus Garvey and Haile Selassie • Garvey believed that blacks wanted their own country, and culture to be respected, as well as freedom. • December 3, 1976 Assassination attempt • His music and influence was heard and felt across the world.
Marcus Garvey • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn12bNvt1sY
Lyric Analysis…. • Using Bob Marley’s “War” take notes on with your group: • Where particular phrases come from • What do they mean? • Tie it together with the opening. • What did Bob Marley mean? • Underline Africa related items…countries, etc.
Create Your Own • When you are finished, team up with one person only, or work by yourself to create a poem/rap/ or song about something your are passionate about or that you want changed in the world. • Song/Rap: At least one stanza and one chorus (10 lines total • Poem: Format to be decided by teacher • You can also use this to explain Pan-African Movement or African Nationalism. • When you are finished by yourself write a paragraph on: • How Bob Marley used his songs to educate/influence other on the Pan-African movement, and how songs/raps/poems would be a good way to spread a person’s words or ideas