Jamaica native Ziggy Marley first sat in on recording sessions with his father’s band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old. Since then, in conjunction with his family band The Melody Makers, Marley has crafted his own soulful sound, which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop, and roots reggae. His potent messages of love, peace, and political activism, set to reggae’s infectious tropical beats, have earned him five Grammy Awards. A torchbearer of the reggae tradition, Ziggy Marley honors his father’s incomparable musical legacy while at the same time casting his own bright light.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014