The Women Of Bob Marley's Close Knit Family Circle Are Carrying The Revered Last Name To New Heights

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Tanya A. Christian Oct, 02, 2017

There are few names in music as celebrated as Bob Marley’s.

His melodic compositions, unifying lyrics and electric energy captivated the world during his two-decade career—and long after his untimely passing in 1981.

“Our father’s music is just as relevant today as it was when he was alive,” notes Cedella Marley, 50, his eldest child with wife Rita. Now the name that became synonymous with reggae and Rastafari also boasts a clothing company, coffee and beverage brands, and The House of Marley, which sells eco-friendly audio products.

Its ambassadors include granddaughters Eden, 23, and Selah, 18. This past July Cedella, an activist and entrepreneur, released her first cookbook, Cooking With Herb: 75 Recipes for the Marley Natural Lifestyle. The longtime vegetarian insists, “Whether it’s through music, food or fashion, we all share his vision and hope for peace, and want to inspire people to take the positive path.”

This feature originally appeared in the October 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.