(Jamaica Observer):  BRITISH journalist/musicologist Vivien Goldman will conduct a three-week course on the legacy of reggae legend Bob Marley at New York University, early next year.

Topics in Recorded Music: Bob Marley & Post-colonial Music is the title of the course which runs from January 7-26. According to a statement from the university, Goldman will look at how Marley overcame personal challenges and social prejudice "to become a musical and revolutionary leader of the 20th Century".

The London-born Goldman, who first worked with Marley as a publicist for Island Records in London during the early 1970s, is known as the 'Punk Professor'. She teaches courses in punk and reggae at NYU.

Goldman has written two books about Marley who died from cancer in May 1981 at age 36. They are Bob Marley, Soul Rebel — Natural Mystic which was released in 1981, and The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and The Wailers' Album of the Century which was released in 2006.

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