Ziggy Marley, the first son born into the first family of reggae, has followed admirably in the musical and political footsteps of his iconic father, Bob.
Born David Nesta, the first son to the first family of reggae, Ziggy Marley has followed admirably in the musical and political footsteps of his iconic father, Bob. With commercial and critical success coming early from the Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) produced 1988 release, "Conscious Party," he and his Melody Makers snagged an early Grammy. He wouldn't wait long for another, as 1990's "One Bright Day" also was rewarded Best Reggae Recording. Marley was similarly honored for 1997's "Fallen Is Babylon" and 2007's "Love Is My Religion." When not making music Marley has worked tirelessly with the United Nations, as well as his own charity, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment).