FHM Magazine November 2011 Issue
FHM Magazine: Q&A With Ziggy Marley
2011 / 17 / 11
‘The Marley Africa Road Trip – Voyages of the World’ premieres on DStv
2011 / 16 / 11
This November, Discovery World takes viewers on a captivating voyage around the world. Beginning the great journey is ‘Marley Africa Road Trip’ which sees musician Bob Marley’s three sons Ziggy, Rohan and Robbie return to Africa 30 years on from their father’s landmark freedom performance there.
This candid documentary series offers an intriguing look into one the most legendary musical families in history, following the trio as they travel through South Africa on motorcycles, and embraces their thoughts, memories, observations and frustrations.
Also, as part of Voyages of the World, comes Joanna Lumley’s Nile which sees her travel the river from its mouth to its source, encompassing the rich, varied history and contemporary daily life of the world’s longest river. From the luxury of Egypt to the searing heat of Sudan and on to the jungles of Rwanda, Joanna’s interaction with everyone she meets bring this rare expedition to life. It starts on Wednesday 2 November at 18:30 CAT.http://www.ameyawdebrah.com/
Marley Africa Road Trip Motorcycle Documentary to Air in November
Bob Marley’s sons Ziggy, Rohan, and Robbie travelled to Africa last summer to make a documentary for the Discovery Channel. The documentary, “Marley Africa Road Trip,” will air on Discovery World on November 2nd.
Throughout his career, Bob Marley showed the world his musical vision of Africa. This new series will bring his boys back to the motherland where they will encounter its people, its wildlife, and its music.
Cape Argus : From Reggae to Road Trip
2011 / 15 / 11
Discovery: Marley Brothers Embark on South Africa Roadtrip
2011 / 07 / 08
Last summer Ziggy, Rohan and Robbie Marley travelled to Africa to embark upon an adventure, which has been captured for a new documentary, Marley Africa Roadtrip.
The series follows them while in South Africa, observing the brothers as they experience life in Johannesburg and travel to remote areas. Africa held Bob Marley spellbound but this film discovers it through his sons’ eyes, as they share an exploration, keeping close to the heart of the country, meeting its people and encountering its wildlife. Between adventures on the road they relate the lessons they have learned from their father about family, moral righteousness and revolution. The series captures their highs and lows with an intimate camera crew, encouraging the trio to film their thoughts, memories, unique humor and frustrations. The three brothers’ interaction with new characters and each other is very engaging as they bring a sense of fun, charisma and thought provoking observations. They discuss returning to the land their father loved and seeking not only what had become Bob’s dream of a unified Africa, but to find out what they themselves have done with their father’s legacy. In 1980, thirty years before the brother’s trip, their father Bob Marley performed at the Independence Concert in Zimbabwe. Ziggy was with him on that trip and it is something that he reflects on regularly, “One of my most memorable moments was being in Zimbabwe in 1980 with my father. It was life changing for me and it shaped my thoughts of Africa and knowledge of African struggles. What we’re trying to do is keep one of the dreams that my father and the forefathers of African liberation had in mind, which is for real African unity”, Ziggy said. The six hour series, set for release in 2011, the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s passing, is produced and directed by acclaimed documentary maker, David Alexanian. Alexanian and his production company, Elixir Films, were behind Ewan McGregor’s unforgettable motorcycle trips across the world in the popular series’ “Long Way Round” and “Long Way Down”. Alexanian said “The documentary will provide viewers with an intriguing look into a legendary musical family”.
While on the trip Ziggy was motivated by the prospect of performing with African musicians and the series finale sees him planning and performing a concert in Soweto. The documentary will feature Ziggy teaching local musicians to play his own as well as his father’s music and rehearsing for the spontaneous performance with new musicians, in record time. While on the trip Ziggy said “We are trying to perform a concert, for free, in Soweto because I want to show my respect to Soweto and the struggle. We are trying to do it on our own, guerilla style. Reggae music is free music. Like my father said nobody has ownership on it. It’s like oxygen, like the wind, like the rain”.
Ziggy Marley also recently released a new song, Africa Land to celebrate the occasion. He is a five-time Grammy winner and reggae icon, whose last Children’s Album, Family Time, won the Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children. Rohan Marley is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose company, Marley Coffee, offers gourmet ital coffee to major gourmet food distributors worldwide. Robbie Marley is a motorcycle stunt rider who has appeared in several major motion pictures, and also owns a retail store in Miami, Florida.