The Marley brothers are off to a busy start for 2013 and have been hitting up the entertainment scene with their reggae music and dynamic entertaining styles. Brothers, Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley headline the Nine Mile Music Festival in Miami Florida on Saturday, March 2.
The Nine Mile Music Festival which began as a labour of love, initiated by Cedella Marley Booker, is in its 20th staging and takes place at South Florida’s Historic Virginia Key Beach. The Marley brothers with their cultural background headline the festival that is known for bringing good music and Vibes on one stage.
The festival has been referred to by many names including “The Caribbean Music festival” before becoming the Nine Mile Music Festival. According to festival promote, Nine Mile Entertainment, “This reggae music event is more than just your average “concert”, it has a commitment to doing good and spreading love.
The Nine Mile Music Festival is responsible for collecting over two (2) million canned goods over its 19 year span, in an effort to continuously give back to its community. Four canned goods are required for entry, along with a purchased admission; the canned goods collected are then distributed to shelters in Miami and Jamaica”.
Also featured on the festival are Jamaican acts, Konshens, Gyptian, Mavado, Capleton and Luciano and international artistes Machel Montano, 2 Chainz, Future and Patrice Roberts.
One day before the Nine Mile Music Festival, Damian ‘Jr’ Gong Marley headlines the Festival Green in Camana Bay which takes place on Friday, March 1 in Grand Cayman.
The Cayman concert is promoted by Young Blood Productions. Jean –Eric Smith of Young Blood Promotions in an interview with cayCompass.com thinks the show will bring unity to communities ahead of the upcoming 2013 elections. “The concert will give the entire Cayman Islands community-locals, expats and tourists alike-time to come together for one night and enjoy our island united under the stars regardless of nationality or political affiliation”.
There is no stopping the Marley brothers as along with their musical career they are ardently working on fostering the talents of young gifted artistes through their record label Ghetto Youths International (GYI).
On Tuesday, February 26 GYI released its Set Up Shop compilation worldwide on iTunes. The 14 track compilation features Marley brothers Damian, Stephen and Julian, well anticipated acts such as Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, Daniel ‘Bambaataa’ Marley, Christopher Ellis, Black-Am-I, and experienced singjay Wayne Marshall.