Ziggy Marley Schedule
When you hear the name "Marley," it's bound to bring "reggae music" to mind automatically.
Carrying on the traits of his eminent father, Bob Marley, eldest son Ziggy Marley most definitely inherited his dad's musical
talent and passion for socio-political issues. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Marley started singing at a tender age and
recorded tunes while his father was still alive.Although commercially, he has not been able to make a huge impact like his
father; he has managed to carve out his own niche in the reggae music realm. Ziggy Marley still serves as one of the forerunners
of the reggae genre today. To feel "irie," check out Ziggy Marley's latest tour. He can often be found at high-profile venues
like the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; Carnegie Library Music Hall in Homestead, Pennsylvania; Pacific
Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California; and more.
Ziggy Marley Background
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, David
Nesta Marley is the oldest son of the late, reggae icon, Bob Marley. Nicknamed "Ziggy" by his famous father, Ziggy has carried
on the family's legacy on the music scene, establishing a name for himself as one of reggae's top artists along the way.His
formative years were spent in Trench Town, known as one of Kingston's most impoverished areas, with his father trying to make
a go of his band, the Wailers, and his mother, Rita, joining them in the mid-70s.Marley also was fortunate enough to spend
some time stateside. His youngest brother, Stephen, was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
Besides Stephen, Marley and older
half-sister, Sharon, and an older sister, Cedella, formed a band. The foursome cut their first song together in 1979. Penned
by their father, "Children Playing in the Streets" spoke to the terrible conditions that many children of Jamaica lived in.
The royalties from the song were given to the United Nations Children's Fund.
Following Bob Marley's passing in 1981,
Ziggy Marley performed with Stephen at their father's funeral. Eventually, they established the Melody Makers along with Cedella
and Sharon. All four of them lent their voices to their songs, but Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley also took on the guitar.
Taking the stage as the Melody Makers, the siblings issued their next single, "What a Plot" (1981).
Four years later,
they came out with Play the Game Right, their debut album. The album didn't make an impression in the mainstream, and neither
did their next album, Hey World! (1986) – although that album cultivated glowing reviews.
Eventually, the group
billed themselves as Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. Conscious Party arrived in 1988. This album helped them eclipse
mainstream audiences. The album infused elements of pop, rock and reggae. "Tomorrow People" was their breakout hit, which
resonated with many fans. The album itself performed well on R&B/hip-hop and pop charts in the U.S. The album also claimed
a Grammy for Best Reggae Recording.
One Bright Day (1989) carried the momentum of Conscious Party, earning Ziggy Marley
& the Melody Makers another Grammy for Best Reggae Recording. The band churned out several more albums throughout the
90s, including the Grammy winner, Babylon Is Fallen (1997), before going their separate ways.
Ziggy Marley ended up
forging on with a solo career. He released Dragonfly (2003) – his debut solo album. The album highlighted a number of
guest artists, including John Fusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His sophomore solo effort, Love Is My Religion
(2006) earned the Best Reggae Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards.
Ziggy Marley Albums
Musician Ziggy Marley
carries on the reggae music traditions, having released several albums both as Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers and as
an established solo act. His solo studio albums include: Dragonfly (2003); Love Is My Religion (2006); Family Time (2009);
and Wild and Free (2011).
Ziggy Marley Trivia
In addition to his contributions as a musician, Ziggy Marley
is a philanthropist. He founded Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (U.R.G.E.). The organization's purpose is to help
children in poverty.
Ziggy Marley Concert Experience
These days, reggae artist Ziggy Marley carries on
the Marley legacy, playing his irresistible reggae beats representing the best of the genre. From his musical prowess to his
emotionally fueled lyrics, Ziggy Marley has a lot to offer his listeners. But there's nothing that compares to getting concert
tickets and seeing him live. Years of performing have allowed Ziggy Marley to cut his chops to become one of the best live
performers in all of reggae music. His concerts are not to be missed by any person passionate about world music. After all,
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