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Marley: A Family Legacy

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On View - Feb 03, 2022 - Feb 03, 2022

Marley: A Family Legacy

Bob Marley took reggae to its highest heights and was one of the greatest performers the world has ever known. At the peak of his career, he sang out to the oppressed and downtrodden, and became a powerful inspiration to anyone who believed music could change the world. Even today, the message and music of Bob Marley continues to uplift people around the globe.

The Marley story doesn’t end there. Inspired by their father, the sons and daughters of Bob Marley carry on his work in their own unique ways.The earliest sign that music would play a major role in the lives of the Marley children came by way of the Melody Makers, a group that included a young Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, and Stephen Marley. Later, after Ziggy and Stephen embarked on solo careers, other Marley offspring took to music and other ventures, further promoting the Marley message of justice and freedom. Sons Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley have made their mark in reggae and hip-hop. Cedella Marley moved on to become CEO of her father’s estate while publishing numerous children’s books. Sharon continues to advocate for the principles championed by her father.Marley: A Family Legacytells the story of a new generation of Marleys, each an artist in his and her own right, and each with the same commitment to telling the truth through music the Marley way.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Sharon and Cedella Marley: Custom-made Catch A Fire clothing outfits by Cedella Marley
  • Ziggy Marley: Ovation guitar
  • Julian Marley: Dashiki top worn on the album cover of As I Am
  • Ky-Mani Marley: Ovation guitar
  • Damian Marley: Album proof for Distant Relatives
  • Rita Marley: I-Threes dress and wrap
  • Custom Bob Marley tribute edition Gibson guitar

Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive drum lesson and “Learn How to Play Reggae Drums With Santa Davis.” Reggae drumming icon Santa Davis has played drums for Bob Marley, Augustus Pablo, Peter Tosh, and many other Jamaican reggae artists. Since 2003, he’s kept time for Ziggy Marley and his band. One of the innovators of the unique Jamaican drum style, Santa Davis teaches how to create the reggae “off beat.” Guests can take a seat at the kit for a reggae drum lesson! For more on Bob Marley, visit bobmarley.com and on socials @bobmarley.

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