Get ready for UCLA’s Reggae Jazz Festival this May. Guess who is performing? Mr. Ziggy Marley and a host of talent performers this spring. For further information and updates about art at the festival, the lineup, upcoming contests, or future events, you can visit JazzReggaeFest.com, or check us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/JazzReggaeFest.
More About each performer.
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 on “Children Playing in the Streets” in 1979. The siblings became known as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and released their debut album, “Play the Game Right” on EMI Records in 1985. While with EMI, the Melody Makers released “Hey World” in 1986, and then “The Time Has Come: The Best of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers” in 1988. In 1988, the band moved to Virgin Records and recorded “Conscious Party” which won them their first Grammy. “Conscious Party” was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, and included the hit songs “Tomorrow People” and “Tumblin’ Down.
Barrington Levy (born April 30, 1964) is a reggae and dancehall artist. He was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and soon formed a band with his cousin, Everton Dacres, called the Mighty Multitude; the pair released “My Black Girl” in 1977. Levy established his solo career the next year with “A Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love”; though the single was a failure, the fourteen year old was a popular performer at Jamaican dancehalls. (cc Last FM).
Yes! She is the Empress and nothing less. The Reggae Matriarch who never fails to spark. In the recording studio or live on stage, she appeals to one and all, soothes any age. For over 20 years, without fear, of being The reigning Queen on the reggae scene. The shocking, “Electric Boogie” star of the worldAn I-Three harmony with the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, the indelible, universal reggae music ambassadors And trail blazers. A Jamaican girl, a musical pearl.