Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Julian Marley
July 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Born in London, Julian Marley is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy Pounder. Growing up as a youth in a musical atmosphere, the Grammy Award Nominated roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian quickly adopted a musical lifestyle at an early age and became a skillful, self-taught musician mastering the bass, drums, guitar and keyboards. During Julian’s formative years in Jamaica, he began to study under legendary reggae veterans such as Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Earl “Wire” Lindo, Tyrone Downie and Earl “Chinna” Smith, all of whom inspired the then fledgling song-bird.
Since releasing his debut album in 1996, Marley has continued to tour and record, with his own band, and in collaboration with family and reggae legends — always clearly reflecting his roots and heritage.
In the same tradition as his father, Julian is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality. And while Julian has built a formidable reputation by transcending musical genres, we can be sure that all future endeavors that the music visionary embarks on will remain spiritual, moral and with a global mission. Julian notes, “I don’t plan the next step, I just continue on with Jah Works and somehow things seem to just come together naturally that way.”
Opening sounds by DUBWISE
Presented by Rhythm Foundation and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Support provided by Hollywood CRA and the City of Hollywood.