In early 1977, Marley flew to London after escalating political violence in Jamaica led to an assassination attempt on his life. During his sojourn there, Marley and the Wailers recorded the heartfelt musical masterpiece, Exodus. From the soulful skanking in “Jamming” to the funky gravitas of “Exodus” to the sweet melody of “One Love / People Get Ready,” the songs went on to become a seminal album to renowned musicians and fans everywhere. In 1999, Time magazine declared Bob Marley’s Exodus the best album of the 20th century, and BBC designated “One Love” as the song of the century.
Blackbird Presents was proud to bring Exodus 40 Live, an all-star concert event that took place Wednesday, November 1, 2017, to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Exodus 40 Live celebrated the 40th anniversary of one of Bob Marley’s most iconic and inspirational albums ever recorded, featuring never-before-heard performances by an extraordinary lineup of musicians. Music director Don Was was joined by Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Citizen Cope, Aloe Blacc, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins and an incredible house band for a night of transcendent music.