A Ziggy Marley Love Fest at Washington, DC’s Howard Theatre

June 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ziggy Marley performs at the newly renovated historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC

Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley, is on a Wild and Free Tour through the USA and Canada. And on Wednesday June 13, the five-time Grammy Award winner lit up the stage at Washington, DC’s historic Howard Theatre with a mix of songs from his own repertoire and a sprinkling of his father’s classics. The tour takes the name of his latest studio album, which was released last June, and features guest appearances from the late Heavy D and Ziggy’s own son Daniel. Media were given a three-song limit of time to shoot photos and video; I arrived late but managed to squeeze off a few shots « Read the rest of this entry »

Ziggy Marley’s New Superhero: Marijuana Man

April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ziggy Marley

It was all it took for the bloggers at Boomshots to ask Ziggy Marley in a video interview: were you smoking something? Ziggy Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley, has been a proud advocate for the legalization of marijuana, and April 20th was no different. On a day of tribute to weed, marijuana, ganja, or however you prefer to refer to that controversial plant, Ziggy Marley’s new comic book was released in stores. And that book features a new superhero: Marijuana Man, who comes from another planet to help save the world through the power of Ganja. The new comic book superhero gains his powers through the plant, but « Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl Party: Trench Town Rock!

February 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

There are two things that are special about Sunday February 6 this year. One, it’s Super Bowl Sunday (in the US). Two, it’s Bob Marley’s Birthday! So, with all the usual parties, gatherings and “socials” that happen on that day, how about joining in on “Trench Town Rock,” an all-day Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Super Bowl watch party at Ras Lounge in Northwest Washington, DC? Dera Tompkins of I & I Productions first started celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday in DC in 1982, when she broadcast a two hour-long radio special on WPFW 89.3 FM. In 1983 she organized the first party in celebration of his birthday, and has been « Read the rest of this entry »

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