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Go Away With … Ziggy Marley

Article by Jae-Ha Kim, via Los Angeles Times

As the son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley grew up in Jamaica surrounded by music. “Jamaica is the root of my music,” says the Grammy Award-winning musician. “I was born there, I was raised there and Jamaica is always inside of me. It’s an impactful place in general for many people. For example, Ian Fleming wrote several James Bond novels in Jamaica at Goldeneye near Ocho Rios.” Marley’s latest series of concerts is the “Rebellion Rises” tour in support of his album of the same name. Fans may follow him on Twitter (

As the son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley grew up in Jamaica surrounded by music. “Jamaica is the root of my music,” says the Grammy Award-winning musician. “I was born there, I was raised there and Jamaica is always inside of me. It’s an impactful place in general for many people. For example, Ian Fleming wrote several James Bond novels in Jamaica at Goldeneye near Ocho Rios.” Marley’s latest series of concerts is the “Rebellion Rises” tour in support of his album of the same name. Fans may follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ziggymarley) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ZiggyMarley).

Q. You live in Los Angeles now and lived in Miami for years before that. How do they compare to your hometown of Kingston?

A. Miami and Kingston are similar in weather — hot, humid, tropical. L.A. and Kingston are very different. Kingston is a very small city compared to L.A. I think the transition from Kingston to Miami, and then Miami to Los Angeles was good in regards to easing in stages into larger, busier cities.

Q. People love going to Jamaica for the food, beaches and music. What do you miss most about Jamaica?

A. Exactly what (everyone) loves about it; I miss the vibes and I miss the countryside. It is very inspirational.

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