Bob Marley’s family has reinvented the reggae star’s song One Love to raise funds for the Unicef coronavirus fund.
Originally recorded in 1977 by Bob Marley and The Wailers, the remake of One Love features Marley’s daughter Cedella, her son Stephen, and her grandson Skip.
It also features musicians from conflict zones and children living in vulnerable communities.
Tuff Gong International, the label and recording studio founded by Marley in the 1970s, and the global record company Amplified Music, will release the album on July 17.
Proceeds from the song will go to Reimagine, Unicef’s global campaign to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children.
Marley, who died in 1981 at age 36, had 11 children, many of whom have become successful musicians in their own right.
“More than 40 years ago, my father wrote One Love about unity, peace and universal love at a time when there was a lot of trouble in the world,” said Cedella.
“Even at a time when we cannot come together, his message is still true today, we can overcome this global crisis if we come together through love and heart.”
The money raised will help Reimagine provide soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective gear and information for children and families, as well as support recovery efforts and health systems.