Saturday, June 12, 2010
Bob Marley son Ziggy Marley's new World Cup song
Five-time Grammy-winning artist and reggae icon Ziggy Marley, motivated by the historic occurrence of the World Cup being played in Africa for the first time, took the opportunity to write his current single 'Africa Land'.
The song is an anthem to unity, freedom and new beginnings - well-known principles championed by the legendary Marley family. Africa Land falls on the heels of Marley's 2009 Grammy-winning children's album Family Time.
For this song, Marley recruited Grammy-winning artistes, brother Stephen Marley and African mega star Angelique Kidjo. Together they created a catchy, danceable song which incorporates dancehall reggae, as well as African elements. Free downloads of the song is available at www.ziggymarley. com and www.tuffgongworldwide.com.
"The bible says 'the first shall be last and the last shall be first'. How fitting that South Africa, the last nation on the homeland to be free, is the launch pad for a global event that will showcase the rise of the African continent," said Ziggy Marley. "Africa Land is the song which celebrates that dream becoming true," Marley says.
Marley plans to release Africa Land as an exclusive to African radio, to be followed worldwide as a free download shortly thereafter. Africa Land will be the first single from an upcoming collection of free singles entitled 'The Wild and Free Singles' Marley is to release later this year.