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BABYLON BY BUS: Bob Marley & The Wailers in The Netherlands is a unique photo-book about the concerts of the Jamaican King of Reggae Bob Marley in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Experience the concerts as if you were there, and witness how Marley and The Wailers started their international adventures on mainland Europe with Amsterdam as their base. 

With black/white and full-colour photos by internationally renowned rock photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot and others, and texts by researcher and writer Martijn Huisman. The project is supported by Dutch reggae collector and expert Mike van der Linde.

Perks & Extras

Besides the book, we offer exclusive and beautiful perks in the form of Hanekroot photos of Bob Marley in Amsterdam and The Hague. The photos are limited editions of 50 signed by Gijsbert Hanekroot. They are printed on Hahnemühle fine art White Velvet 270 gram paper. Size: 30x40cm (appr. 12x16").

Photo "Amsterdam"

Photo "The Hague 1"  

Photo "The Hague 2"

Photo "The Hague 3"

Photo "The Hague 4"

Want the Marley photos by Hanekroot in a smaller size? We also offer the limited 'Imagine Bob Marley' photo set (Edition of 260). The set contains 10 unique Marley photos made by Hanekroot. Size: 15x21 cm (appr. 6x8").

What's in the book?

Starting in Kingston, Jamaica, the book follows Marley via England to the continent of Europe. In the Netherlands, Bob Marley & The Wailers performed live on stage five times between 1976 and 1980 in the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam (twice), and Geleen. BABYLON BY BUS details the visits Marley made to the Netherlands and brings the stories to life with the wonderful photos of rock photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot. Hanekroot captured Marley at his very best, both live on stage as well as off stage. BABYLON BY BUS is a unique photo-book, which celebrates and lets you relive the golden days of reggae and the reggae revolution which Marley brought to Europe.

In addition to a brief Marley biography, the visits and concerts in the Netherlands are described in detail, including controversy and back-stage stories. The book features interviews with people who were directly involved, such as concert organisers, record label managers, and other reggae pioneers. BABYLON BY BUS is a richly illustrated photo-book with photos by Gijsbert Hanekroot and several other photographers.

The book will be 168 pages, soft cover, 17×23 cm, featuring 50 different photos. We offer two versions of the book: one fully in Dutch, and one fully in English. 

Why this book?

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All the people involved in this project are experienced professionals in their own right, ensuring that the photographs, texts, and the design of the book are of the highest quality. Funds raised will go to the cost of printing the book in a high-quality 17 by 23 cm. format, with soft cover, Otabind binding for beautiful photo-spreads. It will be printed on 150 gram paper. Once the project is funded, there are no significant risks. Backers of the project will receive regular updates about the progress in terms of production, printing, and shipping. There are no delays expected. Any issues or hurdles that might come up will be communicated about and dealt with promptly.

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