Babylon By Bus Bob Marley & The Wailers Live and Up Close

BABYLON BY BUS is a unique photobook about the tours and triumphs of Bob Marley & The Wailers on the European mainland, with a focus on the Netherlands. Experience the concerts and the golden age of reggae, when the music celebrated its greatest triumphs. The detailed concert and backstage stories by Marley-expert Martijn Huisman come to life with the black-and-white and full colour photos by rock photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot. He captured Marley at his best, onstage and backstage, live and up close. Babylon By Bus is a must-have photobook for any Marley fan and reggae enthusiast. Also available in Dutch.


  • Authors: Martijn Huisman & Gijsbert Hanekroot
  • ISBN13: 9789082265033
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 152
  • Photos: 70
  • Dimensions: 240mm (H) x 170mm (W)
  • Paper: High quality photo paper
  • Binding method: Otabind, for optimal flatness

Order your copy

Babylon By Bus: Bob Marley & The Wailers Live and Up Close is available online from the following stores. Interested in a copy of the book signed by the authors? E-mail us.

Idea Books € 25,00
Amazon US $ 33,00
Amazon UK £ 24.95
Amazon France € 24,95
Amazon Germany € 24,95
Amazon Italy € 24,95
Amazon Spain € 24,95

About the authors

Martijn Huisman

Martijn Huisman

Martijn Huisman (Rotterdam, 1986) is a long-time Marley fan and reggae enthusiast, researcher and author. He has appeared on Dutch NPO Radio 1 and NPO Radio 5 and BBC World Service to talk about Bob Marley, while also appearing in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper. In 2018 he was a delegate speaker at the Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture conference in Birmingham.

Gijsbert Hanekroot

Gijsbert Hanekroot

Gijsbert Hanekroot (Brussel, 1945) started in 1969 as a photographer of rock musicians. He travelled frequently and came face to face with the music icons of that period. His photos are exhibited around the world in cities like Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris and Tokyo.


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