ARC Entertainment, Tuff Gong Worldwide and Elixir Films proudly announce the release of MARLEY AFRICA ROAD TRIP. On May 10th,motorcyclists and music fans will gather at the base of the Angeles National Forest and ride the Angeles Crest Highway to the world renowned Newcomb’s Ranch Roadhouse to see some footage from the documentary as well as hear Ziggy perform a handful of acoustic songs. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Chepstowe Basic School, Port Antonio, Jamaica.
MARLEY AFRICA ROAD TRIP, a six part docu-series,sponsored in part by Ducati Motorcycles, will be released in the US on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and Facebook via Cinecliq the week of May 7th
Directed by David Alexanian, acclaimed director/producer of popular road filmsLong Way Round and Long Way Down starring Ewan McGregor, MARLEY AFRICA ROAD TRIPfollows brothers Ziggy, Robbie and Rohan Marley on an inspiring journey to Africa in celebration of the life and music of their legendary father. In 1980, Bob Marley visited Africa with his family to perform a landmark concert to celebrate the independence of Zimbabwe. Thirty years later Ziggy, Robbie and Rohan traveled to South Africa to continue his legacy and embark upon their own journey. This highly spirited series captures the insightful and amusing encounters that the Marleys experience as they travel on Ducati Multistrada 1200s and return to the land their father loved. Inspired, the brothers decide to audition local musicians, teach them to play Bob Marley’s music and put on a free concert in Soweto in record time.
“It was important for me to honor the message of my father.”Ziggy said “African unity is something I want to sing about and something I believe in. It’s one of my real passions to do whatever I can to bring the idea of unity in Africa back to the table. Nobody’s talking about it. Nobody’s even thinking about it. But in my heart, I have to know that I did my part. In whatever shape or form, that’s the dream.
“We had such an extraordinary experience living and filming in South Africa” Director David Alexanian continued, “the world lost Bob Marley many years ago but not only did we feel his spirit remain in the people we met as they recounted the impact he had on their lives, but it was also uncanny, you could almost see and hear him reappear as Ziggy performed his music live.”
Sure to be considered one of the great soundtracks of our time, the series features more than twenty-five of Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley’s live and recorded tracks along with rarely if ever before seen archival footage.
All proceeds raised on May 10th will benefit The Chepstowe Basic School, attended by children aged between 3-6 years old and located in the economically challenged Jamaican parish of Port Antonio. The school is one of the beneficiary projects of U.R.G.E., a non-profit organization founded by Ziggy Marley that benefits a wide range of charitable children’s causes in Jamaica and other developing nations.
ZIGGY MARLEY is a five-time Grammy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, producer and Reggae icon and has released fifteen albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, which also featured his siblings Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley and Stephen Marley,released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as“Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album,Dragonfly(RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release,Love is My Religion(Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo album,Family Time(Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a 5th Grammy award forBest Children’s Album. In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed 4th studio album Wild And Free, which earned him a Grammy nomination, as well as his first evercomic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN. Recently Ziggy started Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks. The products are distributed throughout the US and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide.
ROBBIE MARLEY is a motorcycle stunt rider who has appeared in several major motion pictures and lives in Miami, Florida.
ROHAN MARLEY is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Chairman of Marley Coffee. Ambassador – United Nations Association Brazil. Director of House of Marley, Marley Beverages and Rohan Marley Enterprises.
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