In the small world of reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley, oldest son of the legendary Bob Marley, is as close as we can get to a bona fide prince. And over the last thirty years, Marley has successfully built a career that proves it is his talent as a musician, and not the weight of his last name and an uncanny resemblance to his late father, that have made him worthy of the title. Easy on the ear, feel-good reggae pop hits like ‘True to Myself,’ ‘Drive’ and ‘Tomorrow People’ have charmed fans worldwide and earned him five Grammy awards in the process.
This month, the reggae torchbearer stops in Rio de Janeiro to promote his latest release, Ziggy Marley in Concert, a compilation of live recordings from 2012’s 'Wild and Free' world tour. Expect a few Bob Marley classics, the mandatory Jamaican flag beanies and a distinctly chilled out vibe when Marley graces the stage of the city's very own temple of reggae, Lapa’s Fundição Progresso.