Bob Marley with the Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley’s most recognized and listened to songs with contemporary classical orchestration. The Chineke! Orchestra provides opportunities to a diverse range of up-and-coming and internationally respected classical musicians.
The genesis of the idea for Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra came via the acclaimed cellist and 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kenneh-Mason OBE. Although now a full-time solo artist and no longer an active Chineke! member, it was Kenneh-Mason’s pioneering and original arrangements of Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and “Redemption Song” that initially captured the attention and appreciation of Tuff Gong and the Bob Marley estate. So the Chineke! musical journey, via Abbey Road Studios, had begun.
Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. He has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity. His Facebook page draws more than 70 million fans, ranking it in the Top 20 Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. In addition, Legend is the 17th best-selling album of all time in the UK, having spent 1019 consecutive weeks on UK Official Album Chart.
Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra tracklist:
“Stir It Up”
“One Love/People Get Ready”
“Get Up, Stand Up”
“Is This Love”
“Satisfy My Soul”
“I Shot The Sheriff”
“Turn Your Lights Down Low”