Jamaican superstar Bob Marley once sang about "Reggae on Broadway" — and now, more than four decades after the release of that song, some of Marley's greatest hits have been incorporated into an off-Broadway musical for children called Three Little Birds. The musical, based on a children's book by Marley's daughter Cedella Marley, opens today at Manhattan's New Victory Theater.
NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Cedella Marley, who is also CEO of her father's record label, Tuff Gong International, about the show, plus what the song means to her and what it was like growing up in the home of a counterculture icon.
One of the very surprising moments in the interview was when Audie Cornish asked Cedella Marley what was her favorite remake of one of her dads songs. She said that Annie Lennox' version of "Waiting In Vain" "tugs at my heart".