I think you knew without me saying anything, that Bob Marley might be one of, if not 'the' most important figure in Jamaica. I got introduced to reggae at a young age, and the certain soul in Bob Marley's voice stuck with me. When I was in Jamaica, Bob Marley symbolism was everywhere. I decided to take a trip to his hometown, where he was born and stayed till about he was 10 years old, at which point he moved to Kingston. This small little town is very humble and down to earth and pay a lot of homage to the famous singer. There are various temples and shrines dedicated to him, including a tomb. But more than all of this, its not just Bob Marley they pay homage to, but his life. Here Bob Marley is not just a famous person, he is a way of life. People will use Bob's life stories intertwined with their own - they will talk about him like he was their brother, father or son. If you know Bob Marley's music, you know how much awareness he brought to social depravity and injustice through his music, and these areas of Jamaica that live it everday, cherish his efforts like no other. They feel that he is the one person that put Jamaica on the map. His rastafarian ways, and his lifestyle reverberates through Jamaica and especially his birth town everyday.