Famous reggae singer and guitarist Ziggy Marley was at “The Late Late Show” studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday to perform one of the songs from his latest studio album, Rebellion Rises. The veteran musician and son of late reggae icon Bob Marley was in full rebellion and positive vibes mode with his backing band, who consistently held their fists in the air throughout the performance in hopes of breaking down the oppressive barriers within society through their music.
A video of the entire performance can be watched in full above, and includes split-screen images of folks holding up signs that read “Love,” “Respect All People” and “Silence Is Violence.” Unfortunately, Mr. Marley didn’t partake in any of host James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” shenanigans during his time on the show, but his musical cameo is no less interesting with three minutes of groovy and smooth reggae melodies and rhythms from start to finish.
Rebellion Rises was released just this past Friday and captures the musician’s first solo studio efforts since 2016’s Ziggy Marley.
“The rebellion begins in the mind, the melody and the music. We are a conduit of that. The rebellion is consciousness. Now the consciousness starts spreading, we become aware and we rise,” Marley said about his mission of spreading strong inner-conscious awareness through his music upon the album’s initial announcement. He added about the album’s title track in saying, “The song is about the movement for the better side of humanity. That’s what it really is about. This rebellion is not something that is against anything. It is for something … I feel like there’s a part of humanity that exists that needs to rise up and show itself more.”
Marley has kept a pretty low performance profile so far in 2018, having only made select live appearances back in the winter and spring. His upcoming North American tour is set to fill up his schedule when it starts next month on June 8. Notable stops on his Rebellion Rises summer tour include shows at Los Angeles’ The Roxy (Aug. 10), San Jose’s Mountain Winery (Aug. 14) and Philadelphia’s Skyline Stage at the Mann (Sept. 6) just to name a few. Tickets to the above mentioned shows are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.