It is only two months into the year and Ziggy Marley is already making waves. The Grammy-winning musician, actor and activist has been busy with projects spanning not only entertainment, but human rights and environment as well.
In his role as activist, Marley is one of the spokespersons for Amnesty International Benefit. Earlier this year, the musician contributed the cover version of Blowin’ in the Wind on the Bob Dylan tribute album, Chimes of Freedom, for the human rights agency’s 50th anniversary celebrations. He also performed Blowin’ in the Wind on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, in support of the Chimes of Freedom album release.
Ziggy recently brought light to his non-musical achievements while appearing on the popular show, Last Call, with host Carson Daley. He was interviewed about touring; his new comic book, Marijuanaman; his latest album, Wild and Free; and memories of his father Bob Marley.
The performer, donning his humanitarian cap, was also busy playing his part to protect the environment. He was interviewed for the feature in the cover story of Boulder Weekly and played at a benefit concert in Boulder, Colorado, to promote freedom from Genetically Modified Organisms as part of the GMO Free Boulder campaign.
Additionally, Marley is looking forward to the debut of Marley, a documentary film on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley, produced by Cowboy Entertainment and Shangri-La Entertainment.
The documentary made its world premiere at the Berlin Film festival in early February, and its United States premiere at the SXSW Film festival is set for March, with Marley himself in attendance.
Marley’s new radio show Ziggy Marley’s Legends of Reggae made its debut on SiriusXM satellite radio’s, The Joint. His first episode aired on Sunday, February 5, one day before his late father Bob Marley’s birthday, featuring an in-depth interview with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. The monthly show airs on the Joint on the first Saturday of the month.
Marley’s latest album Wild and Free was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. The musician will continue working on his Wild and Free music video, to be released later, and tours.