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Survival is a Bob Marley album, released on October 2, 1979. In the song Africa Unite Marley claims the panafrican solidarity. The song Zimbabwe is a hymn dedicated to later-independent Rhodesia. The song has been performed at Zimbabwe's Independence Celebration in 1980, just after the official declaration of Zimbabwe's independence. Zimbabwe is recognized as inofficial national hymn.

Survival was primarily called Black Survival to underscore the urgency of the african unity, but the name has been shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album's theme. Marley originally planned to publish Survival as first part of a trilogy, followed by Uprising in 1980 and Confrontation in 1983.

In Africa the album has been partly censured (scratched with measurers on arrangement of the local governments). The colonial powers like UK and France wanted to prevent tempting of the black native population to revolts and rebellions because of the partly martial lyrics.

Track list

  1. "So Much Trouble In The World" - 4:00
  2. "Zimbabwe" - 3:49
  3. "Top Rankin'" - 3:09
  4. "Babylon System" - 4:21
  5. "Survival" - 3:54
  6. "Africa Unite" - 2:55
  7. "One Drop" - 3:52
  8. "Ride Natty Ride" - 3:53
  9. "Ambush In The Night" - 3:14
  10. "Wake Up And Live" - 4:55

It is also the title of the last Doctor Who story to be screened as part of the run of the original series by the BBC. (See Survival (Doctor Who)).

See also

  • Surviving for a discussion of survival techniques

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