This August we see Ky-Mani Marley - singer/songwriter/musician and son of Bob Marley arrive on Irish soil.
While on route to tour Europe, Ky-Mani aims to play a number of dates throughout Ireland.
Meet Ky-Mani Marley
Like his brothers Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, and Damian, Ky-Mani Marley is an in-demand singer/songwriter/musician who performed nearly 100 shows in 2017.
Unlike his brothers, Ky-Mani has penned an autobiography, Dear Dad,which details his tough upbringing in the tenement yards of his Falmouth, Jamaica, birthplace and in Miami's notorious Liberty City ghetto where his family relocated when he was six years old.
Ky-Mani is also an accomplished actor whose credits include a starring role as Biggs in the heavily bootlegged gangster flick Shottas (featuring DJ Khaled and Wyclef Jean) and the portrayal of a Rastafarian reggae musician who falls in love with a preacher's daughter in the 2003 romantic drama One Love, co-starring a patois speaking Idris Elba.
Marley Name Heritage
The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican royalty, resonates world-wide recognition and represents the pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. Reggae Icon and Legend Bob Marley blessed the world with his timeless, brilliant and message filled sound which continues to inspire and influence audiences today. With such a living past, Bob Marley’s conviction and passion for music unintentionally was passed to the lives of his offspring and has allowed the Marley name to remain relevant amongst the hierarchy of the reggae sound. Son of "Bob Marley" Bob Marley and "Table tennis" table tennis champion Anita Belnavis, .Ky-mani Marley is the second youngest of Bob Marley’s eleven children. While bearing the Marley name, Ky-mani’s childhood told a different story. Born in Falmouth, Trelawney, settling in Miami at the age of 7, Ky-mani was raised in the inner-city in a 2 bedroom home along with 8 family members. Being exposed to an urban lifestyle, Ky-mani adopted the attitude that all people are equal – no one is above or beneath him.
This attitude has become the motto for the way he lives his life today. Humble. Soft-Spoken. Sincere. Loyal. Honest. Genuine.
His album "KY-MANI MARLEY Maestro" first album was released on his own label Konfrontation Muzik Group and distributed by Caroline June 2016. In June 2017, Ky-mani released “CONVERSATIONS”, a duet project he collaborated with Top German Reggae Artist Gentleman. Recorded in Germany, Miami and Jamaica along with exclusive video productions in Cuba, they followed by an extensive six weeks Summer European festival tour. Ky-mani continues with his new recordings to highlight the myriad of influences and will surely represent a new era of sound.
His new works will provide a blend of genres that will touch the inner-soul of each listener.