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A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century. Which is why, perhaps, there's a wisp of irony in naming his latest album Wild and Free, given not only the focused writing and recording of his fourth solo studio album, but also Ziggy's concurrent involvement in the ambitious tour which stretched through spring and summer, as well as other projects in the realm of publishing and filmmaking.

Following spring dates in South America, both as a headliner and teamed with international superstar Shakira, Marley supported the release of his new album with an extensive summer tour schedule. Additionally, a group of themed tribute shows, "Tuff Gong Worldwide and Ziggy Marley Salute the Legends of Reggae," was held for various Southern California venues, including the Hollywood Bowl.

Among other new Marley projects is the comic book Marijuanaman (Image Comics), published on the symbolically potent date of 4/20. Marijuanaman offers a new toke on a familiar genre: a superhero with a galactic view of Earth's dwindling natural resources and how one versatile plant might help save us all. Based on an original character created and developed by Marley, the 48-page, full-color book is written by Joe Casey and illustrated by Jim Mahfood.

Visiting the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in the footsteps of his father's famous trip to Africa 30 years before, Ziggy collaborated with brothers Robbie and Rohan to turn to the world of documentary filmmaking in Marley African Road Trip. The documentary elevates a family vacation into a more meaningful communal experience. In the film, Marley gives free shows in community settings, interacts intimately with his fans, motorbikes the back roads of South Africa, and discovers the joys and angst of camping with siblings.

Ziggy also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide, in honor of his father's own music label Tuff Gong Records, which envisioned independent ownership of Marley music, and led the relaunch of Bob Marley's official website and a May exhibit at the Grammy Museum in L.A. commemorating the 30th anniversary of his father's passing in 1981. Ziggy recently reclaimed most of the publishing rights to his music from EMI, giving him a strong sense of fulfillment in light of the "independent spirit of what my father dreamed of." This past year, with a mandate to support other Jamaican artists, Tuff Gong released Let's Go Back...Way Back, Vol. 1: Dancehall Originators, the first in a planned series of compilation albums that seek to preserve and promote Jamaican music to new generations.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his siblings first sat in on recording sessions with his father's band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old. Later, Ziggy joined with his sisters Sharon and Cedella and brother Stephen to become Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae. The Melody Makers earned their first Grammy (Best Reggae Recording) for their third album Conscious Party (1988), produced by Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, which included the hit songs "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down."

Subsequent albums included the Grammy-winning One Bright Day (1989), Jamekya (1991), Joy and Blues (1993), Free Like We Want 2 B (1995), Grammy-winning Fallen is Babylon (1997), Spirit of Music (1999) and Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Live, Vol. 1 (2000), featuring some of their biggest hits, as well as a cover of Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved." While selling millions of records and selling out numerous concerts, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers never lost sight of their foundations in faith, fellowship and family.

After two decades as the driving creative force behind The Melody Makers, Ziggy's first solo tour came in Summer 2002, on the 23-city Jeep World Outside Festival, joining such artists as Sheryl Crow, Train and O.A.R. The following year saw the release of his debut solo album, Dragonfly, followed by 2006's Love Is My Religion, a Grammy winner that further explored personal, social and political themes amid a fragrant mix of roots reggae, traditional rock 'n roll, African percussion and other varied musical elements. Recently, Marley won his fifth Grammy Award, in the category "Best Musical Album for Children," for Family Time, a 2009 collection of reggae-inflected, family-oriented songs. Family Time features family and friends including; Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Involved with a breadth of charities, Marley leads his own, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. The charity's missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary's Child, a center for abused and neglected girls.

Ziggy Marley splits his residency between Florida, Jamaica and California.

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Ziggy Marley Biography

A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century. Which is why, perhaps, there's a wisp of irony in naming his latest album Wild and Free, given not only the focused writing and recording of his fourth solo studio album, but also Ziggy's concurrent involvement in the ambitious tour which stretched through spring and summer, as well as other projects in the realm of publishing and filmmaking.

Following spring dates in South America, both as a headliner and teamed with international superstar Shakira, Marley supported the release of his new album with an extensive summer tour schedule. Additionally, a group of themed tribute shows, "Tuff Gong Worldwide and Ziggy Marley Salute the Legends of Reggae," was held for various Southern California venues, including the Hollywood Bowl.

Among other new Marley projects is the comic book Marijuanaman (Image Comics), published on the symbolically potent date of 4/20. Marijuanaman offers a new toke on a familiar genre: a superhero with a galactic view of Earth's dwindling natural resources and how one versatile plant might help save us all. Based on an original character created and developed by Marley, the 48-page, full-color book is written by Joe Casey and illustrated by Jim Mahfood.

Visiting the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in the footsteps of his father's famous trip to Africa 30 years before, Ziggy collaborated with brothers Robbie and Rohan to turn to the world of documentary filmmaking in Marley African Road Trip. The documentary elevates a family vacation into a more meaningful communal experience. In the film, Marley gives free shows in community settings, interacts intimately with his fans, motorbikes the back roads of South Africa, and discovers the joys and angst of camping with siblings.

Ziggy also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide, in honor of his father's own music label Tuff Gong Records, which envisioned independent ownership of Marley music, and led the relaunch of Bob Marley's official website and a May exhibit at the Grammy Museum in L.A. commemorating the 30th anniversary of his father's passing in 1981. Ziggy recently reclaimed most of the publishing rights to his music from EMI, giving him a strong sense of fulfillment in light of the "independent spirit of what my father dreamed of." This past year, with a mandate to support other Jamaican artists, Tuff Gong released Let's Go Back...Way Back, Vol. 1: Dancehall Originators, the first in a planned series of compilation albums that seek to preserve and promote Jamaican music to new generations.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his siblings first sat in on recording sessions with his father's band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old. Later, Ziggy joined with his sisters Sharon and Cedella and brother Stephen to become Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae. The Melody Makers earned their first Grammy (Best Reggae Recording) for their third album Conscious Party (1988), produced by Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, which included the hit songs "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down."

Subsequent albums included the Grammy-winning One Bright Day (1989), Jamekya (1991), Joy and Blues (1993), Free Like We Want 2 B (1995), Grammy-winning Fallen is Babylon (1997), Spirit of Music (1999) and Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Live, Vol. 1 (2000), featuring some of their biggest hits, as well as a cover of Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved." While selling millions of records and selling out numerous concerts, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers never lost sight of their foundations in faith, fellowship and family.

After two decades as the driving creative force behind The Melody Makers, Ziggy's first solo tour came in Summer 2002, on the 23-city Jeep World Outside Festival, joining such artists as Sheryl Crow, Train and O.A.R. The following year saw the release of his debut solo album, Dragonfly, followed by 2006's Love Is My Religion, a Grammy winner that further explored personal, social and political themes amid a fragrant mix of roots reggae, traditional rock 'n roll, African percussion and other varied musical elements. Recently, Marley won his fifth Grammy Award, in the category "Best Musical Album for Children," for Family Time, a 2009 collection of reggae-inflected, family-oriented songs. Family Time features family and friends including; Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Involved with a breadth of charities, Marley leads his own, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. The charity's missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary's Child, a center for abused and neglected girls.

Ziggy Marley splits his residency between Florida, Jamaica and California.

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  • Ziggy Marley - "Kaya" | Live At The Roxy Theatre - 4/24/2013 ...
  • Ziggy Marley - "Love Is My Religion" | Live At The Roxy Theatre - 4 ...
  • Ziggy Marley - "I Love You Too" feat. Rita & Cedella Marley | Family ...

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  • How to book Ziggy Marley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ziggy Marley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ziggy Marley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ziggy Marley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ziggy Marley?

    Booking fees for Ziggy Marley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ziggy Marley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ziggy Marley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ziggy Marley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ziggy Marley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ziggy Marley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ziggy Marley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ziggy Marley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ziggy Marley for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Ziggy Marley generally travels from Beverly Hills, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Moby, Calvin Trillin, Ray Kurzweil, Lidia Bastianich and Zac Posen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ziggy Marley for an upcoming event.

Ziggy Marley Speaker Videos

  • Ziggy Marley - "Kaya" | Live At The Roxy Theatre - 4/24/2013 ...
    Ziggy Marley - "Love Is My Religion" | Live At The Roxy Theatre - 4 ...
  • Ziggy Marley - "I Love You Too" feat. Rita & Cedella Marley | Family ...
    Ziggy Marley - "Is This Love" (Live) - YouTube

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