“Marley Sessions” kick off April 30th
As the last year’s celebrations commemorating the legendary Bob Marley’s 75th birthday continue, The Marley Family and UMe present an all-star roster of talent for “Marley Sessions.” Each week, artists such as Jacob Collier, Julian Marley, Mystic Marley, and Sheku Mason will feature their representation of tracks from Bob Marley’s catalog. Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley, will launch “Marley Sesions” on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel with a performance of “Three Little Birds” on Friday, April 30th.
Last week, Bob Marley: Legacy Series received a Webby Award nomination for video series and channels, music. Bob Marley: Legacy, a 12-part mini-documentary series, features a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends, and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes, and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. Currently, the first seven episodes are available on Marley’s YouTube page. Winners for The 25th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 18th.
Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media in this digital era, and MARLEY75 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.