Artist Profiles: Julian Marley

Julian Marley

Julian Marley was born in London in 1975. He is the son of reggae legendBob Marley and Lucy Pounder.

He grew up in a multicultural community. Since recording his first song at age five at the Marley family home in Kingston, Julian has become a skillful self-taught musician mastering the bass, drums and keyboards.

In 1989 he released his first album titled Uprising, also the name of his band. He moved to Jamaica in 1992 and began to work with reggae veterans Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Earl “Wire” Lindo, Tyrone Downie and Earl “Chinna” Smith.

Julian Marley’s CD Lion in the Morning reflects his growing maturity and musical sophistication. Collaborating on the album with Julian was the Ghetto Youths International production team founded by siblings Stephen and Ziggy Marley. The family connection goes further: it was recorded at the renovated Marley Music studio at Hope Road in Kingston, the studio where his father created some of his most important and well-known work.

Discography:

Uprising (1991)
Acorn Arts (1995)
Mr. Marley (1995)
Lion in the Morning (1996)
A Time & Place (2003)
Systems (2003)
Awake (Tuff Gong, 2009)
Violence In the Street (2011)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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