In celebration of the late Bob Marley’s 75th birthday this year, Ziggy Marley gave an hour-long performance of his father’s music, livestreamed from CEEK VR Studio in Los Angeles, California.
The set saw the reggae icon’s eldest son tackle the classic tunes Get Up, Stand Up, One Love and Redemption Song, as well as several fan favourites, including Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), Small Axe and Positive Vibration.
To keep the show safely distanced for COVID-safety, band members were separated in the studio’s live room by a setup of clear partitions. All non-singing performers also wore masks. Watch the full set above.
The performance came as one of the ways that the Marley family have decided to celebrate Bob Marley’s 75th birthday this year. On 16 July, the reggae legend’s children Cedella and Stephen, and grandson Skip Marley teamed up with Amplified Music to release a special reimagined version of One Love in a campaign to benefit UNICEF.
Along with this, Marley’s family also launched a new 12-part web documentary series entitled Bob Marley – Legacy, which centres around exploring the musician’s impact on the world; brand-new music videos for No Woman, No Cry and Three Little Birds (below); uploads of several archived live performances, and the a dedicated Bob Marley station on SiriusXM.
This year will also see the release of Ziggy Marley’s latest album, More Family Time, due out on 24 July. The album’s first single ,Play With Sky, has been made available to pre-save on popular streaming services, here.
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