Reggae icon and eight time Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley has released a video for his single World Revolution, taken from the critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album Rebellion Rises.
With the song Marley wants to show that the youth is the embodiment of the change that is needed in society, and it will be them who make this revolution happen. Ziggy Marley is returning to Europe this summer.
If anybody can incite change through music it would be Ziggy Marley. In fact, it is in his blood. For as much as he upholds a family tradition that began with his father Bob Marley, Ziggy has also blazed a trail of his own. After eight records with The Melody Makers, he kicked off a legendary solo career in 2003 with the release of his Dragonfly album. Marley impressively garnered the Grammy Award for ‘Best Reggae Album’ in 2006 (Love Is My Religion), 2013 (In Concert), 2014 (Fly Rasta) and 2016 (the self-titled Ziggy Marley), while his latest album Rebellion Rises from 2018 marked his fifth consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart.
The video for World Revolution features Ziggy’s kids Judah (14), Gideon (12), Abraham (8), and Isaiah (3), along with former Tuff Gong-intern SamuiLL Kalonji who is featured on the track. SamuiLL (who is originally from Kenya) sings in Swahili. Within his lyrics the phrase ‘Tujenge pamoja, tulete pamoja, tuongeza pamoja’, can be found, which means ‘let’s build together, let’s bring it together, let’s add on together.’
Ziggy returns to Europe this summer for a run of club and festival shows. All dates can be found below.
Jul 25 | Bands in the Sands, United Kingdom
Jul 26 | Womad Festival, United Kingdom
Jul 27 | Carfest North, United Kingdom
Jul 31 | Divadlo Archa, Czech Republic
Aug 1 | Pol’And’Rock Festival, Poland
Aug 3 | Festival Du Bout Du Monde, France
Aug 4 | Reggae Sun Ska, France
Aug 6 | Olt Rivierenhof, Belgium
Aug 7 | Die Fabrik, Germany
Aug 8 | Kulturbolaget, Sweden
Aug 11 | Festival No Logo, France
Aug 13 | Africa Days Vienna, Austria
Aug 15 | Openair Gampel, Switzerland
Aug 16 | Lowlands Festival, The Netherlands
Aug 17 | Beautiful Days Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 18 | Hardwick Live Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 21 | Rototom Sunsplash, Spain
Aug 23 | Square Bayard, France
Aug 24 | Reggae Lake Festival, The Netherlands
Aug 25 | Victorious Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 26 | House of Common Festival, United Kingdom