Bob Marley’s son, Damian Marley is set to perform in South Africa later this month.
The Jamaican reggae artist whose full name is Damian Robert Nesta Marley is also known around the world as “Junior Gong” and more recently as “Gongzilla.”
Marley who is also a reggae star in his own right has announced that Johannesburg fans are about to get a taste of his music. He will be performing in Durban at The Zakifo Music Festival and also at The Groove Live in Johannesburg.
The show will take place on Friday the 26 of May at 19:00. Lesotho hip-hop act Kommanda Obbs will be the support artist at the venue formerly known as The Bassline.
After his Johannesburg gig, Damian will travel to Zakifo, which takes place at Blue Lagoon Beach in Durban.
He is scheduled to perform on Sunday 28 at the 3-day festival. The festival also features Thandiswa Mazwai, Ray Phiri, Bongeziwe, Baloji, Petite Noir, Bombino, Jojo Abot, The Soil, Nova Twins, Tiggs Da Author and a host of others.
Subsequently, Damian will perform in Nairobi, Kenya on May 31. On June 3, sees he will take to the stage at Sakifo Festival in Saint Pierre, Reunion. June 4 will see him in Pailles, Mauritius and on June 6, he will entertain fans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Aside from being the offspring of the legendary Bob Marley, Damian Marley has worked hard to carve out his own niche in music history and has shown that he is a lot more than just the son of famous people. He is currently in the studio working on his upcoming album Stony Hill.
However, Medication The first single off the album, featuring his brother Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley is out now.
Damian is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, who was Miss World 1976. He was two-years-old when his father died.
Here are all the details about his gigs in South Africa;
Friday, 26 May 2017 at 7pm
Sunday, 28 May 2017 at 8pm