By Peter Rothberg:
Jimmy Cliff Sings for Peace in Afghanistan
June 27, 2011
An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master most renowned for his soundtrack to the 1971 movie The Harder They Come, recently rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan. (Read the lyrics here.)
Cliff’s uncompromising antiwar message was broadcast to a huge TV audience this past Saturday at England’s fabled annual Glastonbury Festival.
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