Now musicians in their own right, three of the children of reggae superstar Bob Marley will be on stage at the Liverpool Sefton Park Avenue on August 25 2013. They are some of the international renowned musicians who will take part at the international music festival whose curator is artist and events manager Yaw Owusu.
Yaw told sevenstreets.com he is hoping to bring his “contacts, experience, vision, ideas and energy” to the festival. He described the idea to bring the Marley’s as a “real coup” for the festival. The Marley’s have never played in Liverpool and though musicians in their own right, they are known more for being children of their famous father. They have released their own songs and keep the Marley legacy alive by playing covers of their dad’s songs around the world.
The Marley Children have been adopted by Africa since matron, family head and widow of Bob Marley Rita re-located the entire family to Ghana. Bob Marley always considered Africa his spiritual home and played across the continent a couple of times during his life. He was part of celebrations marking the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980
Other musicians who will be attending the Liverpool International music festival include Little mix, Union J, boy pop band JLS (playing part of their farewell tour) Soul II Soul, Neil Young, The Christians, Connie Lush, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of uprising Liverpool singers and experimental rock and pop bands.
Events of the festival will be hosted at the Pier Head, The Charlatans at St George’s Hall and Sefton Park.
The festival will cement Liverpool’s claim to the title of culture city of the UK and runs from August 18-26.
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