UPCOMING TOURS/ Damian Marley Europe Tour 2019 starting next week from Sheffield, Uk

Damian Marley is coming back soon in Europe as every year. Rumor mill said that he is working on a brand new album in studio alongside his successful team but for this summer he is still promoting the awarded Stony Hill Album (released in July 2017). Stony Hill European Tour 2019 is starting next week from Uk. Exactly like last year, Jr. Gong will deliver his first set of shows in Great Britain, with a very special guest on stage as the Jamaican singer Assassin aka Agent Sasco. Assassin has dropped some months ago the brilliant album “Hope River” that received a lot of good feedbacks and highlights everywhere.  Would be interesting assist to this combination during the first three shows in the major famous venues of England: O2 Academies. As Jr Gong’s fans could remember, last summer the Zilla performed in O2 Academy Ritz (Manchester); 02 Academy Leeds, O2 Academy Birmingham and obviously O2 Academy Brixton (London). This time he will be in different areas like O2 Academy Sheffield on the 30th of March, O2 Academy Bournemouth on the 31st and O2 Academy Bristol on the 1st of June (all the tickets in Bristol are sold out already). Then the 2nd of June he will finally return in the Capital, London, as special guest of a huge festival in Croydon Lloyd Park called The Ends. Damian will be the protagonist of the Festival’s last night.

While the protagonist of the first night at the End Festivals will be the American Rap-Star Nas who collaborated with Damian in the unforgettable album “Distant Relatives” (2012. It’s so sad to don’t see them in the line up together sharing the same stage and date, but there will be still a lot of great names opening and after Damian’s performance. Here the exact line up and legend of stages.

Mainstage

  • Damian Jr Gong Marley
  • J Balvin
  • Burna Boy
  • Nao
  • Masego
  • Mansur Brown
  • The Compozers
  • Jaz Karis
  • Croydon Fm

 

Ends & Friends Stage

  • Iamddb
  • Seani B
  • Dj Ace
  • Benjiflow
  • Che Lingo
  • Amber Olivier
  • Miraa May

 

Future Stage

  • Endurance Steel Orchestra
  • Amaka
  • Desta Zion

After the Ends Festival, Stony Hill Uk Tour 2019 will be accomplished and Damian will come on the other side of Europe with a gig in Bruxelles, Belgium on the 4th of June and one in Harleem, Netherlands on the 5th of June. Then, it will be a nice stop in Greece with a couple of shows there: 7th of June in Athens for Release Music Festival and on the 8th of June in Tessaloniki.

We can only guess how all the german, italian, french, austrian, swiss, swedish supporters would be disappointed to be unable to see their idol in their own cities. You could wait for the Europe Tour 2020 or if you truly love Bob Marley’s youngest son could still join the crew in the confirmed and mentioned shows. The tickets are available on damianmarleymusic.com/tour

Check the last Damian Marley’s video featuring columbian female artist Karol G. Music never stops!

Eugenia Conti

BRAND NEW VIDEOCLIP / Living It Up – Damian Marley (03-30-2018)

“Living it up” is the brand new videoclip  from Damian Marley’s Grammy Winning album “Stony Hill”. In this song, Jr Gong explains to his son the story of their legendary family. Damian Marley shows his heritage all the places in Jamaica where he grew up and where even Bob Marley lived. The message of the melody is to never stop believing in your dreams to go out from the ghetto and to have a better lifestyle.

LYRICS

But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy
Trenchtown have a grandson
Growin’ up to be somebody
Gong to the zilly
Yo me flow phenomenally
I am the kind of thing that doesn’t happen normally
I’m a one in a zillion
Yo dawg, if you want some
Good life finally
Perhaps change your night time hobby
Come out of the old crime lobby
And benefit from your wisdom
Me ah gwan livin’ top life is better than great
Every other day we buy a dozen dub plate
Put in our hustle, we nuh sit down and wait
Nuff ah pull no muscle, no it’s never too late
Dey gwan celebrate in a rich people place
Ya likkle rastaman from Trenchtown find di gate
With food in our bled and drinks in our crate
We sing till da neighbour dem wake
But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy
Uptown Jamaica born an’ raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Burning babilonio and dem dirty ways
While watchin’ all the rich kids goin’ astray
Uptown Jamaica born an’ raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Big city life Kingston, an Mo Bay
And if you think me sell out
Tell dem ain’t no way
So, live it up
Trenchtown to Rema
Riverton, South side to jungle
Sherlock, Gyaden to Spanglas
The inland, Three Mile to Bactu
Portmore, sea view, Spanish Town
Nine Mile, downstown to Flankers
Falmouth, Westside, Orange Hill
But have you made it out
Out of the ghetto?
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
We’re having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now ain’t life crazy?
Daddy made it out
Out of the ghetto
Believe in your dreams
Believe you and me, don’t let go
We’re living it up
Having a good time baby
I was born uptown of the ghetto dream
Now don’t be lazy

Damian Marley vince MOBO Awards 2017 primeggiando sui nominati Aidonia, Chronixx, Popcaan e Alkaline

Il MOBO Awards 2017 incorona Damian Marley come migliore Reggae Act. I fans e gli estimatori di Jr Gong un po’ se lo aspettavano già, visto che la Reggae star ha lanciato nel luglio del 2017 sul mercato mondiale il suo ultimo attesissimo album ‘Stony Hill’, frutto di dodici anni di dirigente lavoro in studio. Damian ha primeggiato quest’anno su altri nominati di rilievo nella sua categoria come Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx e Popcaan.
Insomma con questa sesta nomination Junior Gong ottiene la vittoria per la seconda volta dopo quella del 2005.

La ventiduesima edizione si è svolta mercoledì 29 novembre presso la First Direct Arena di Leeds.
MOBO Awards sarebbe l’acronimo di “Music of Black Origin” ed è stato fondato nel 1996. Ripercorriamo ora la storia da oggi fino al 2003 per renderci conto degli artisti che nel corso degli anni sono riusciti a conquistare un simile riconoscimento ovvero il PREMIO MOBO per MIGLIORE REGGAE ACT

Vincitore 2016: Popcaan
Nominati : Alcaline, Kranium, Protoje, Spice

Vincitore 2015: Popcaan
Nominati : Protoje, OMI, Chronixx, Stylo G

Vincitore 2014: Stylo G
Nominati : Alkaline, Chronixx, Popcaan, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2013: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Popcaan, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2012: Sean Paul
Nominati : Popcaan, Konshens, Damian Marley, Mr. Vegas

Vincitore 2011: Alborosie
Nominati : Mavado, Damian Marley e Nas, Jah Cure, Khago

Vincitore 2010: Gyptian
Nominati : Damian Marley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Gappy Ranks

Vincitore 2009: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, Vybz Kartel

Vincitore 2008: Mavado
Nominati : Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Etana, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2007: Sean Kingston
Nominati : Collie Buddz, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Tony Matterhorn

Vincitore 2006: Sean Paul
Nominati : Burning Spear, Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Anthony Hamilton

Vincitore 2005: Damian Marley
Nominati : I-Wayne, Richie Spice, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee

Vincitore 2004: Sean Paul
Nominati : Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Toots & The Maytals

Vincitore 2003: Wayne Wonder
Nominati : Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer

Eugenia Conti 

(Fonti : Reggaeville – Mobo.com)

 

New Damian Marley’s “Stony Hill” World Tour starts today from America

The new Damian Marley’s “Stony Hill World Tour” starts today from America, in Minneapolis to be exactly. There will be concerts in the most important cities of the Continent, as New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and many more. There will be really interesting dates also in Hawaii to continue with the shows in California, in San Francisco and in San Diego. Without forgetting the performances that there will be in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. Another big American tour for GongZilla to promote the last album “Stony Hill”, came out from last 21st July.

“Stony Hill” is available in all the shops and digital platforms after a production of twelve years. It is an album of 18 tracks that mix different styles like reggae, dancehall and rap. Damian’s new experiment is a song in historical ballad style called “Autumn Leaves”. The topics of Stony Hill are variegated and everyone could understand the message searching it in the lyrics. One of the most important messages is definitely contained in the hit “Medication” feat. Stephen Marley. In fact the two brothers explain to the World the therapeutic properties of natural cannabis, expelling collective prejudices about the issue. The official videoclip is already online on the YouTube channel of the artist. Other video of “Stony Hill” that is already popular on the web is the ferocious and cool “R.O.A.R”.

So, once again Bob Marley’s youngest son demonstrate his talent and versatility. “Singing was not obligatory for me” – he tells us – “but the love for the music has been like a natural process since I was just a child”.

Check our video interview in Italy about Stony Hill.

Interview and article : Eugenia Conti 

Editing : Shaban Shira

NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY / Intervista con Damian Marley “Stony Hill racchiude dodici anni di esperienze e diligente lavoro”

Dopo un lavoro di produzione durato dodici lunghi anni, oggi è la data di uscita sul mercato internazionale del nuovo album di Damian Marley : “Stony Hill”,  18 brani in cui si mescolano stili musicali differenti come reggae, dancehall e rap. Nuova sperimentazione a cui si presta Damian è un brano dallo storico stile ballad (Autumn Leaves). I “topics” del disco sono tanti e tutti da ricercare nelle liriche stesse. Un messaggio tra i più importanti è sicuramente contenuto nel brano “Medication” feat. Stephen Marley, in cui i due fratelli spiegano le proprietà terapeutiche della cannabis naturale sdoganando così i pregiudizi collettivi in merito alla questione. Il videoclip ufficiale è già online sul canale YouTube dell’artista. Altro video di “Stony Hill” che già sta spopolando sul web è la produzione dal ritmo feroce “R.O.A.R”.

Il giovane figlio di Bob Marley dimostra ancora una volta il suo talento e la sua versatilità. Comunque legato alle radici, non teme di aprirsi verso suoni più new generation. Abbiamo video intervistato Jr Gong poco prima dell’uscita di Stony Hill a Gallipoli, in Italia. Abbiamo ascoltato i suoi aneddoti sull’ultimo tour mondiale, specialmente riguardanti le date in Africa di cui Damian è rimasto colpito in positivo. Cantare non era obbligatorio per lui,  ci racconta, ma è stato come un processo naturale fin da quando era solo un bambino.

Intervista : Eugenia Conti Shooting : Francesco Sciolti Editing : Shaban Shira

Photo Gallery : Francesco Sciolti