Marley, the documentary that captures the life of reggae legend Bob Marley, has gone rush at Hot Docs. But we are here to talk to you about headphones; need a pair? Lemme explain. Bob Marley’s legacy continues through the Marley family’s charitable organization 1Love.org and right now, they are giving $1 from every pair of headphones sold to MusiCounts. This family believes that every child has the right to music education. SO DO WE.
Not only does music make life happy, but as Rohan Marley tells us, it also “enhances memory and thinking.”
Rohan believes that the greatest gift his dad gave the world was his “drive to towards peace, love and unity.” 1Love.org, and this headphone initiative, is a continuation of this message. “We wanted to do something socially conscious, responsible and stay within the guidelines of what my father would want, who Marley really is.” Word.
Deeply influenced by his father even as a small child Rohan shares with us one of his first memories, “I went to a concert in Kingston and I remember standing by the stage and watching my dad in awe. I learned his focus, determination…he never stopped…keep on keeping on. Fight the good fight!” And so they continue.
Whether wearing House of Marley headphones or not, Rohan relays that he listens to his dad’s music daily. “I wake up and I play my father’s music, I go to sleep listening to my father’s music. To me it is inspiration for myself, a reminder of work continued and to stay focused. Whenever I hear it, it gives me chills and reminds me of what I still have to do. It’s like reading the bible.”
Obviously still very affected by his dad, Rohan admits that catching the premiere of Marley at The Berlin Film Festival made him cry. “To know where he came from, his beginnings…it touched my heart. He was an outcast, he wasn’t accepted from the black side or the white side. It’s a dream story and is amazing to me. It’s wonderful to know that people are still interested in the life of my father,” says Rohan.
Buy a pair of House of Marley headphones and listen to One Love while you RUSH the Hot Docs line to catch Marley. We think this is a great idea.
House of Marley headphones can be purchased at Future Shop or directly from 1Love.org.
Marley screens at Hot Docs on Thursday May 3 and Saturday May 5. Both screenings are sold out but we encourage you to RUSH!