Friday, March 19, 2010

Julian Marley To Awaken Cocoa Beach, FL

Julian Marley with The Uprising, brothers Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, Stephen Marley and Ky-Mani Marley join Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Capelton and Spragga Benz for the Caribbean Festival at the Bayfront Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Saturday, March 27.

Julian has toured the US extensively following the release of his critically acclaimed third studio album, Awake. Boom Draw was the first single from the album that engenders a roots reggae sound even as it blends in hip hop, rap and R&B influences. So remarkable was the album, Awake picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, but conceded victory to Stephen Marley's Mind Control - Acoustic Version.

Julian also garnered four IRAWMA nominations for Best Reggae Album - Awake, Most Cultural/Educational Artiste, the Emperor Haile Selassie I Award for 'Spiritual Service Through Music' and Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year.

Julian's remarkable stage performances echoes the sonic fusion captured on the album. Backed by The Uprising and complimented by curtain raiser and Jamaican musical protégé Jevaughn, Julian captivates his fans for over an hour on stage. The Awake tour will continue through-out the US with Julian's next appearance on March 27 at Bayfront Park in Florida.

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