Jamaican reggae star Ziggy Marley is used to taking up the mantle from musical legends.The eldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley, successfully continued his father’s legacy when he recently performed (May 4th) at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, in place of Bunny Wailer, who had originally been scheduled to play.
The five-time Grammy winner closed out the Congo Square Stage on Friday with popular songs drawn from his solo albums as well as his family’s trove of hits.
“It’s a pleasure to be here,” he told the crowd, his lilting voice immediately conjuring the feel of Caribbean islands. “in the hot sun in New Orleans.”
The Jazz Fest show forms part of Ziggy’s “Wild and Free” Tour, in honor of his fourth solo project, released last year.