Bob Marley’s New ‘Easy Skanking’ Video Celebrates Jamaica

Everyday life in Kingston highlights striking visual for Kaya classic

Bob Marley’s native Jamaica shines in a new video for “Easy Skanking,” a 1978 Kaya song that has been updated to celebrate the legacy of the reggae legend and its birthplace.

The video, directed by the production company Pantera, “captures a loving, authentic look at a day in the life of the tireless, uprising spirit of people living, working, loving and calling Jamaica their home,” Universal said.

“Easy Skanking” pairs the classic track of Marley with striking images of daily life in Jamaica’s capital Kingston. The song “serves as a great audio / visual reminder to celebrate its ongoing global legacy and to take a moment to slow down and” take it easy, “Universal added.

The Marley estate and Universal teamed up in August 2018 to reissue Kaya’s 40th anniversary that paired Marley’s son Stephen Marley’s original 1978 album with a disk full of new mixes.

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