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Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley: “A Live Tribute To His Father”; Solomonic Sound System, Kazayah, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Wind Creek Steel Stage, PNC Plaza, SteelStacks. Gates open at 6 p.m. Post-concert Ice-Cream Bar. David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley is a son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He led the family band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, until 2002, with whom he released eight studio albums. After the disbandment, Ziggy Marley launched a solo career, having released eight solo studio albums. The Kingston, Jamaica,-born musician and philanthropist celebrates Bob Marley’s 75th birthday with the concert. Ziggy Marley began his music career in 1979 with his siblings as the Melody Makers. Their first single, “Children Playing in the Streets,” was written by Bob Marley. After Bob Marley’s death in 1981, Ziggy Marley performed with his father’s band The Wailers. Four years later, the Melody Makers reunited and released the album, “Play the Game Right.” The sibling group received a Grammy for its second album, “Conscious Party,” in 1988. Ziggy Marley’s album, “Family Time,” received a Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children in 2009. Ziggy Marley’s most recent studio album, “Rebellion Rises,” was released in 2018. Ziggy Marley has received eight Grammy awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.