Julian Marley has no grandiose strategies established to mark the celebration of his late father’s 76th birthday anniversary right now. But just one thing he understands for selected, is that he will be reflecting on the daily life lived by the excellent Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley, and the messages of peace, love and unity that he left with the environment. Dubbing those messages as his father’s legacy, Julian Marley informed The Gleaner that as the environment pauses to don’t forget his father, there is just one thing he’s requesting in particular of Jamaicans.
“The message my father was usually sending is for us to dwell up and to dwell right. He was about love, residing in harmony and us uplifting each and every other. That is the biggest lesson I learnt from him and his music and that is what I want people today to mirror on most right now,” he mentioned.
For Julian Marley, that message is of individual significance as Jamaica grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and soaring criminal offense and violence.
“His messages are even extra applicable right now as we offer with the pandemic, and in Jamaica, criminal offense. He would be so unhappy and upset to see how we are residing among each and every other. Realizing that as a Jamaican he preached positivity and messages of love and his individual people today cannot get collectively, I know it would be quite tough for him to see. When it arrives to the music and the message of humanitarianism and upliftment, Jamaica really should be the area that everybody talks about because we birthed just one of the biggest artistes to do that. We have to spend respects to him by performing what he suggests in his music,” mentioned Marley.
The son of the late reggae legend mentioned when it arrives to residing in unity, possibly if his father have been alive, issues would be various.
“It’s a quite disgraceful sensation seeing all that is going on and it’s possible if he have been here, it would not be like this in a way. Think about he’s not here and we get so substantially electrical power from him. What if he have been here? But because he’s not and he left us with the blueprint on how to love by using his music, its on us, all of us to seriously have these messages by means of in this time. That is the biggest thing we can do to thank him. We have to listen and incorporate the messages to our way of living,” he shared.
Admitting that while he under no circumstances seriously put in substantially time with his father as a youngster, Julian mentioned the father/son connection is as powerful as any and is the rationale he lives his daily life in a individual way.
“I under no circumstances seriously put in substantially time with my father but I learn about him by means of his music, by means of tales from people today who understood him and by means of the people today whose lives he impacted and of system, I also have that connection with him by means of the bloodline. Yuh have your father and yuh mom and their DNA operates by means of your veins so what you don’t know, you will experience. It is extra of a all-natural mystic than nearly anything else,” he mentioned.
These days is not only a working day of reflection for Marley, but just one of celebration as properly.
“I don’t know nonetheless what I will be performing. I am even now brainstorming on what will be going on, but I surely will be quite spiritually significant, quite musically significant, quite upful and just crammed with good vibrations. I learnt to dwell that way because of him. Where ever I am and whichever I do I shall be celebrating to the utmost best. Plus, I know the environment will be celebrating and so I will also get an eye to what everybody else will be performing on the web because you know everything is on the web now,” he mentioned.
The stage is established for a total slate of activities as Jamaica and the environment honours the anniversary of Marley’s 76th birthday right now. The activities include things like a Bob Marley tribute dwell-stream by Stephen Marley, along with a constrained 6-LP and a three-CD established release of Songs of Freedom: The Island Years. SiriusXM’s new Bob Marley Tuff Gong Radio channel will also run speciality programming on the working day, tagged ‘All Bob, All Day’. The virtual world-wide birthday celebration, hosted by the Bob Marley Museum, will function messages from the relatives a Miami functionality mash-up showcasing the Marley brothers and third-technology Marleys a Survival cypher functionality, showcasing: Skip Marley, Jo Mersa, Tifa, Kabaka Pyramid, Agent Sasco, and Tanya Stephens Additional Loved ones Time with Ziggy Marley memorial tributes for Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert and Betty Wright, and performances from Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, and Beenie Guy. Other presentations include things like ‘In the Marley Kitchen’, showcasing cooks Brian Lumley from District 5 at the R Hotel and Kush Tafari from Kushites Vegetable Cuisine tale studying yoga and a children’s sing-a-prolonged.
Marley’s 76th ‘earthstrong’ will be celebrated beneath the theme Survival, the identify of his militant 1979 album.