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Ziggy Marley To Pay Tribute To His Father Bob Marley With Special Livestream
The GRAMMY-winning reggae singer will perform 11 of the reggae icon's tracks on the Bob Marley's official YouTube channel at 12 p.m. EST. The performance will be made into an e-album called Ziggy Marley – Bob Marley 75th Celebration (pt. 1) out July 31.
The livestream is in partnership with CEEK Virtual Reality, which Universal Music Enterprises President and CEO Bruce Resnikoff said will help embody Bob Marley's essence during the tribute: "With Ceek's innovative technology, Ziggy Marley has created an immersive experience that's rooted in Bob Marley's passion and sense of community and honors his father's legacy by bringing people together through the power of music."
Ziggy will also take part in a Q&A after the performance on Creek Virtual Reality's platform.
In a 2018 conversation with GRAMMY.com, Marley described the impact his father left on him. "I think for me what I learned from my father most [from] being around him is a way of having principles and living up to your principles and standing up for your principles," he said. "His example is a good example for me. … Selflessness, charity, standing up for what you believe, and having principles. Spirituality too."
Marley, born on February 6, 1945, would have turned 75 earlier this year. His legacy has been remembered throughout his social media and with celebrations, including a Sirius/XM launching a limited-edition Tuff Gong Radio Channel and a Legend album picture disc release on July 24.