Been looking for a fresh new Marley sound to follow? Look no further because Daniel Bambaata Marley is here and ready to spread his music and message across the globe. The newest Marley on the scene is the first son of Bob Marley’s oldest son, Ziggy Marley.
Following in his family’s legacy, Daniel has chosen to pursue a life of music and righteousness. He elaborated more on the path he has taken by saying, “I choose to dedicate this life to making conscious music and I look forward to delivering positive vibes to a global audience.”
The third-generation offspring of the Legendary Marley family has announced that he will be performing at three Reggae festivals in the United States this coming summer. These festivals include Reggae In The Desert on June 15th, Utah Reggae Festival on July 13th and Reggae on The Rocks in Colorado on August 24th.
Daniel has vouched to remain loyal to his family’s treasured tradition of using uplifting music to turn conscious lyrics into powerful messages while putting his new generations twist on it. His live show will expose his versatility by including rock, dub and hip-hop into one performance, bringing a different style to the roots/reggae scene.
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His first single was titled “Live It Inna Fear.” It was released in 2009 and produced by his uncle, Damian Marley. That same year, Daniel collaborated with his cousin, Jo Mersa Marley, on “My Girl.” The two singles helped launch his career under the Ghetto Youths International record label, which is owned by the Marley family.
In 2011, Daniel was featured on his father’s song, “Changes,” off of Ziggy’s album, “Wild and Free.” 2012 marked the year that Marley began touring with his band at select cities across the U.S. and before that year’s end, he released his first independent album entitled, 2 Feet. Earlier this year, Mr. Bambaata released a newer song titled “Treat You Right.” The single was featured on a Ghetto Youths International compilation album put out in February, “Set Up Shop vol.1.”
Daniel Bambaata Marley is currently in the midst of working on his first full-length solo project. Be sure to check back with The Pier as we will have more updates on the Marley family as soon as they’re made available to us!
Upcoming Tour dates:
June 15th @ Reggae In The Desert. Las Vegas, NV (w/The Green, Capleton, Luciano & Innercircle)
July 13th @ Utah Reggae Festival. Salt Lake City, UT (w/Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth)
August 24th @ Reggae On The Rocks. Morrison, CO (w/Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Inner Circle & Yellowman)
Daniel Bambaata Marley Links:
Daniel Bambaata Marley Website
Daniel Bambaata Marley Facebook
Daniel Bambaata Marley Soundcloud
Article By: David Garcia
Listen: Daniel Bambaata Marley – “Treat You Right”
Listen: Ziggy Marley ft. Daniel Marley – “Changes”