New Ziggy Marley Album Out Now!

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In stores today, the new Ziggy Marley album, simply titled, Ziggy Marley In Concert, finds the reggae artist and his band in an especially tight groove from years of touring internationally.

Perfect for being jammed on the new Chant portable Bluetooth speakers or Rise Up over-ear headphones, Ziggy and his band exemplify what they do best by playing taut live renditions of hits like “Justice,” “Love Is My Religion” and “True To Myself.”

Keeping the #LiveMarley spirit alive, Ziggy shines a spotlight on his father’s legacy by covering two classic Bob Marley tracks. Jamming spiritedly on “War” and “Is This Love,” the new Ziggy Marley album shows that there will always be a place for his father’s timeless music in today’s world.

Ziggy’s next project sees him setting his sights on a one man solo album, but not before working on a charitable endeavor with the Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign. Prior to the next Ziggy Marley album, the Jamaican artist will be donating his song “Personal Revolution” to a new benefit record. Having helped in the fight to eradicate the disease from Jamaica, Ziggy is hoping these new efforts can help achieve the same result in Africa.

Working to keep the ideals of his father alive, Ziggy Marley and the House of Marley have found that through philanthropy, passionate music and an upbeat spirit, it’s possible to make an impact on this planet.

4 Of Our Favorite Bob Marley Tributes

Though Robert Nesta Marley left the physical world in 1981, the spirit of Jamaica’s favorite son (and the House of Marley’s namesake) has continued to live on in the 21st century. With his records and lyrics standing as time honored icons of his legacy, people all over the world are continuously offering their own Bob Marley tributes anyway they can.

The House of Marley has compiled this list of some of our favorite Bob Marley tributes, from the now-historic monument that is Bob Marley’s house in Kingston to an entire week of honors from late night host Jimmy Fallon, there are many different ways music fans around the world have chosen to honor the legendary singer.

One Love – The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute

Held in December of 1999, this live concert experience brought together the Marley family with reggae musicians and modern American musicians to pay homage to the family’s father figure. This Bob Marley tribute sees electrifying performances of the family’s most famous songs from Jimmy Cliff, Tracey Chapman, Erykah Badu, Ziggy Marley, Cedella Marley and many more.

Bob Marley Museum


The famous address of 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica was originally home to Marley and his record label, Tuff Gong’s before it became a museum. The hallowed halls now act as a Bob Marley tribute and reminder of Kingston’s biggest export and most legendary citizen.

Bob Marley – A Tribute To Freedom


If you can’t make it all the way to Jamaica to check out the 56 Hope Road Bob Marley tribute, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida offers its own unique Marley experience. Created with help from the Marley family, “Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom” features a full-scale replica of the Marley home in Jamaica and offers a live music experience unlike any other. Additionally, the unique celebration offers authentic Jamaican food fare like oxtail stew, chicken breast with curry and yucca fries.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Bob Marley Week


In May 2011, late night host Jimmy Fallon, known for his love of music, brought a special Bob Marley tribute to life with a week of guests and performers talking about the reggae legend. This clip from the first day of Bob Marley Week features Ziggy Marley performing an inspiring cover of his father’s classic song “Get Up Stand Up.”

Standing proud as our own Bob Marley tribute, the House of Marley hopes that our line of Marley-inspired in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, over-headphones, portable audio systems stand the test of time (just like these other memorials), and help new generations appreciate the legendary singer for many years to come.

Have you done your own Bob Marley tribute? Stop by the House of Marley’s Facebook page and let us know about it!

Won’t You Help To Sing: The House of Marley Celebrates Redemption Through Bob Marley Cover Songs

In his lyrical masterpiece “Redemption Song,” Bob Marley told the world that even if you don’t have much in life, you will always have a song of freedom in your heart. The resounding sentiment of independence and love that results from the lyrics of the song easily explains why it has become one of the most prominent Bob Marley cover songs. From the Clash’s Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash to Rihanna and Lauryn Hill, “Redemption Song” has become a staple cover in the years since Marley first recorded it in 1979.

When House of Marley began the process of naming our in-ear headphones and on-ear headphones, the decision to name a pair emblazoned with the Rastafarian colors, the Redemption Song was the easiest. The lyrics from the Bob Marley song reference a speech from the famous Pan-African freedom leader Marcus Garvey, in which he spoke about the release of all African descendants worldwide. Just like Marley says that a song is a link to freedom, Redemption Song in-ear headphones/on-ear headphones are a vessel for music that can lead many to the light at the end of the tunnel.

While there are no exact numbers on just how many Bob Marley cover songs have been recorded throughout the years, there are hundreds of recorded versions of “Redemption Song” from professional musicians, and even twice that amount from amateurs. In honor of one of Bob’s most treasured works and the House of Marley Redemption Song in-ear headphones/on-ear headphones, we’ve gathered together five of our favorite versions of “Redemption Song” for your listening pleasure. Check out these classic Bob Marley cover songs from Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash, Rihanna, Matisyahu and Lauryn Hill featuring Ziggy Marley.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

Johnny Cash featuring Joe Strummer

Rihanna

Lauryn Hill featuring Ziggy Marley

Matisyahu

Marley Movie Hits Los Angeles

The long-awaited feature-length documentary, Marley finally hit the big screen last night at its Los Angeles premiere. Music icons, A-List actors, international press, and a handful of proud Marley children were among those in attendance to celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley.

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, and made with the blessing of the Marley family, and the guidance of eldest son, Ziggy, Marley presents an intimate portrait of a music icon whose own way of life changed the lives of so many. On hand at the LA premiere of the Marley movie were artists like rap icon Snoop Dogg and country superstar Kenny Chesney — polar opposites on the genre meter, but like-minded admirers when it comes to Marley. Check out what both had to say about the universal impact of Marley from the red carpet:

The Marley movie will be screening in select theaters and available worldwide via Facebook, tomorrow April 20, 2012!