GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley was born October 17, 1968 in Trenchtown, Jamaica.  The eldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy began his musical career playing with his father and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen in 1979.  The siblings became known as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and released over 11 albums, three of which were Grammy winners.

Ziggy’s solo career began in 2003, when he released “Dragonfly” and later released “Love Is My Religion” on his own record label, Tuff Gong Worldwide, and won his fourth career Grammy.

In 2009, Ziggy’s third solo album, “Family Time,” won him his fifth career Grammy, but his first in the Childrens’ arena.  Ziggy’s side work over the years has focused many times on children, including contributions to Disney albums and shows, Sesame Street appearances, and themes and music for children’s film and TV.  Over the years, Ziggy has also appeared in numerous adult episodics and films as well.

Always politically aware, Ziggy has also been involved with the United Nations, and has formed his own charity Ghetto Youths, as well as URGE.  Ziggy has also contributed in various ways to other charities such as Little Kids Rock,  Nancy Davis Foundation to Erase Multiple Sclerosis,  Room to Read Foundation, Rotary Organization, and many others.

In 2010, Ziggy and his brothers Rohan and Robbie, traveled to South Africa to film a documentary during the historic occasion of the World Cup’s first matches in Africa, with David Alexanian, the director of the famed motorcycle epic “Long Way Round.”

In late 2010, the thirty year career of Ziggy Marley continues stronger than ever, promising a combination album/ comic book on Tuff Gong Worldwide, entitled “Wild and Free.”

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