2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 5 Highlights: Mavis Staples Jams With Trombone Shorty, Ziggy Marley Spreads the Love
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Marley is halfway through his set at Congo Square Stage, in the midst of the “Coming in From the Cold” an moving into his father Bob Marley’s iconic song “One Love” which gets the crowd really vibing. “Circle of Peace” follows, a cut from Ziggy’s latest LP Rebellion Rises. “Beach in Hawaii” lends a welcome change up to the set, with textures of ukulele and hand percussion thrown in the mix. “Love Is My Religion” comes later, a manifesto or statement of purpose behind not just Ziggy’s lyrical aim, but the Tuff Gong and Marley family’s (“I don’t condemn, I don’t convert,” he sings. “No one is gonna lose their soul.”)
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