Religious studies’ Deepak Sarma examines the life and music of Bob Marley

The ‘subversive spirituality’ of Bob Marley is still being overlooked

CNNDeepak Sarma, professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the religious aspects of the life and music of legendary musician Bob Marley. “Rastafari is a religion of resistance that blended Afrocentrism, Judaism, and Christianity,” Sarma said. “Though it is often categorized as a religion, it is also a revolutionary ideology to right the wrongs of British imperialism, the slave trade, and colonization of Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.”