Cindy Breakspeare
Jamaican musician and model
Cindy Breakspeare
Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare, better known as Cindy Breakspeare, is a Jamaican jazz musician and former model. She was crowned Miss World 1976, and is the mother of Grammy-winning reggae musician Damian Marley, born in 1978, with Bob Marley. Bob wrote the song "Turn Your Lights Down Low" about his relationship with her. Breakspeare was born in Toronto, Canada, to a Jamaican father, Louis Breakspeare, and a Canadian mother, Marguerite Cochrane.
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Let's Get Together And Feel Alright
Clash - almost 5 years
'Marley', the new documentary—premiered in Kingston last week and now released to the world—shows just how large one particular issue was in Bob Marley's music (and life), even till after his death: race. Marley's decision to aim for success in rock music instead of the U.S. black music scene caused producer Chris Blackwell (who prompted it) to be vilified by other members of the Wailers, even to the point of calling him "Whitewell." And the film sheds new light both on Marley's father— a white Jamaican who got the black daughters of plantation workers pregnant—and on the love affair between the result of one of those pregnancies and a future Miss World. Speaking at the premiere of the new film, the first ever with backing of the Marley family, Neville Garrick (longtime friend and artistic collaborator to Bob Marley and the Wailers, who designed their album covers and live staging) told me "the essence of Bob Marley" was that "through the colour of him skin he get p ...
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Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Marley
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Bob Marley was a seminal figure in popular music in the post-Beatles era: not the first person to introduce reggae to the radio but the first reggae superstar -- and one of the first superstars to emerge from the Third World. So Marley is a welcome documentary, one that celebrates his spirit, his creativity, his genius and his influence. If it errs on the side of hagiography, well, at least it gives us glimpses of previously unseen (and unheard) Marley performances, and as much interview footage as filmmaker Kevin Macdonald could collect. Why, then, even after almost two and a half hours, does Marley feel incomplete? Make no mistake: I enjoyed the film and found the interviews intriguing -- with everyone from Chris Blackwell (who signed Marley to his record label) to Bunny Wailer (one of Marley's original bandmates) to his wife Rita, his girlfriend Cindy Breakspeare and a couple of his children. They tell a story of young Bob who, as a kid, always wanted to make music ...
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Film review: Marley (15)
Scotsman - almost 5 years
Concentrating on the man more than his music, this authorised and comprehensive biopic gets to the root of the reggae legend, finds Alistair Harkness Kevin Macdonald makes a triumphant and welcome return to feature documentary filmmaking with Marley, an appropriately laid-back but detailed and absorbing exploration of Bob Marley that cuts through the stoned student pontificating that has reduced the reggae legend to a mystical, meaningless icon, in order to make a clear-headed and insightful case for his cultural importance in the 20th century. Like last year’s magnificent Senna (which Macdonald also produced), it’s a film that requires no great love or knowledge of its subject, just a willingness to appreciate why some people are able to distinguish themselves on the world stage and have an impact that goes far beyond their immediate area of expertise. Of course, Marley is hardly an obscure figure in need of rediscovery, but his story hasn’t been as exhaustively pored over as his ...
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Marley Review: Stir It Up
On The Box - almost 5 years
MARLEY (15): On General Release Friday 20th April Idolised by millions the world over and one of the most famous faces on earth, how much do you really know about Bob Marley beyond, the basics – that he was from Jamaica, popularised Reggae and liked to smoke a goodly quantity of the happy nettles? Kevin Macdonald’s documentary shines a light on one of music’s greatest icons but thankfully stops short of deification. Marley’s musical genius and philanthropy is certainly acknowledged but so is his serial adultery (which led to him fathering 11 children by seven different women) and his depressingly antiquated attitude towards women – far less progressive than his liberal political stance might imply. We follow Marley from his life as a poor farm boy in Jamaican slums of Trench Town – a harsh fatherless existence where he was often victimised for being mixed race – to his rebellious teenage years and eventual success, before his tragic death from cancer at the age of 36.  Its stru ...
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Celebrating Brady's Birthday - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
... Capt Rupert Bent and wife, Cindy Breakspeare; Steve and Betty Ashley, with sons Chase and Emil; the très élégant Dorothy Carter-Bradford; Granville Davidson and wife, Dr Marjorie Vassell; Colin and Tina Newman; Michael and Marcia Erskine;
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Spotify Monday: Happy Birthday David Rodigan - Spectator.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Rodigan enjoys a good relationship with Damian Marley – offspring of Bob and former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare – and the singjay known as 'Junior Gong' keeps the selector well supplied with exclusive new tunes and dubplates. Taken from his 2010 album
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Bob Marley : retour sur une légende de la musique - Puretrend.com
Google News - over 5 years
Il a officiellement reconnu sept femmes différentes, mais a également eu une relation avec Miss Monde 1976 : Cindy Breakspeare. Mieux, peu le savent, mais notre ami Bobby est sorti pendant 8 mois avec... Anna Wintour. Si, si, c'est vrai
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Megadeth, The Vaccines y Damian Marley son los primeros nombres de Maquinaria 2011 - latercera.com
Google News - over 5 years
Damian Robert Nesta Marley Breakspeare es uno de los hijos menores de Bob Marley y el único que nació del matrimonio entre la leyenda del reggaey la Miss Mundo Cindy Breakspeare. El artista viene a presentar su último álbum, Distant relatives (2010)
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Mick Jagger fonde un nouveau groupe - Music in Belgium
Google News - over 5 years
Il est né en 1978 de la relation de son père avec Cindy Breakspeare. Il avait deux ans quand son père est mort. Damian Marley vient donc du monde reggae et joue depuis qu'il a treize ans. Les commentaires sont la propriété de leurs auteurs
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En fotos: 30 años de la leyenda Bob Marley - BBC Mundo
Google News - almost 6 years
Damian Marley es uno de los hijos menores de Bob Marley, y el único hijo entre Bob y Cindy Breakspeare, Miss Mundo de 1976. Tenía apenas dos años cuando su padre murió, y comenzó a tocar a los trece. Su trabajo musical lo ha hecho acreedor de tres
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Bob Marley, le "pape du reggae", mourait il ya 30 ans - AFP
Google News - almost 6 years
Ce livre rassemble des interviews des proches de Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Chris Blackwell, "Family Man" Barrett, Sly Dunbar, son manager Don Taylor ou Cindy Breakspeare, témoignant de la vie de l'artiste en butte au cynisme de l'industrie
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Les secrets des chansons de Bob Marley - Reggae.fr
Google News - almost 6 years
Tout ceci appuyé par des témoignages - souvent exclusifs - de plusieurs de ses proches comme Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Chris Blackwell, "Family Man" Barrett, Sly Dunbar, son manager Don Taylor ou Cindy Breakspeare... Un bel hommage
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Bob Marley, les secrets de ses chansons - Reggaefrance.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... en les resituant dans leur contexte politique et social et en faisant appel à de nombreux témoins directs : Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Chris Blackwell, Family Man, Sly Dunbar, son manager Don Taylor ou encore Cindy Breakspeare, la mère de Damian Marley
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Thanks, Mom. Here's Your New House.
NYTimes - about 23 years
IN a material world, perhaps there is no greater gift than a house. "Any kid growing up in the ghetto wishes to buy Mama a decent house," said Shabba Ranks, 27, a Jamaican reggae star. Mr. Ranks bought his mother, Constance Christie, a house in Kingston, Jamaica. Mother and son are to move in at the end of this month. Mr. Ranks's action is in the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cindy Breakspeare
    TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 26
    However, 3 years later she married senator and attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in 1981 with whom she has a son Christian (1982) and a daughter Leah (1986). Breakspeare and Tavares-Finson divorced in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details She is currently married to musician Rupert Bent II. Breakspeare has been pursuing her career as a recording artist and entrepreneur. She founded a Rastafarian craft store called "Ital Craft" in Jamaica. Breakspeare has four grandsons from her three children.
  • 1978
    Age 23
    Breakspeare had an infamous relationship with the legendary reggae musician Bob Marley. From their relationship she gave birth to a son, Damian Marley (aka Jr. Gong), in 1978.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    She was invited to participate in the Miss World competition in 1976 held in London, and won the title on November 19, 1976, becoming the second Jamaican to do so.
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    She was crowned Miss World 1976.
    More Details Hide Details She is the mother of Grammy-winning reggae musician Damian Marley, through her relationship with reggae legend Bob Marley, who remained married to Rita Marley until his death. Bob is said to have written the songs "Waiting in Vain", "She Used To Call Me Dada" and "Turn Your Lights Down Low" about her and their love. Breakspeare was born in Toronto, Canada, to a Jamaican father, Louis Breakspeare, who was a British-Jamaican of multiracial ancestry, and a White Canadian mother of British origin, Marguerite Cochrane. Cindy has three brothers and one sister. She moved to Jamaica when she was four years old, and attended the Immaculate Conception Preparatory School. As a teenager she participated in beauty pageants, including Miss Jamaica Body Beautiful and Miss Universe Bikini.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on October 24, 1954.
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