interview with ky-mani marley
interview with ky-mani marley one of the sons of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley who is the symbol of this spiritual and mystic music that has conquered every corner of this beautiful planet, when you say Reggae. The origins come from a tiny and beautiful country named Jamaica, positive vibrations,togetherness love and harmony,with colors gold red and green, that proudly represent a culture of peace harmony and one love Unity. Ky-mani Marley a soft spoken person music with a strong message, he remains true to his Jamaican culture , plays world music, blues, Rock, Hip Hop, Grass Roots he Raps and even sings some R&B. Ky-mani begins his musical journey in the 1990s, he teamed up with The Pras and Fugees and recorded a rendition to Eddie Grants Electric Avenue, in 1999 he released The Journey which reached #7 in the Reggae Billboard Charts, in 2001 Grammy nominated album Many More Roads,in 2007 Marley followed up with Radio taking #1 spot in Reggae Billboards album charts.
Ky-many is a versatile artist that with a blend of Pop,his sound transcends cultural lines and prohibits him from being categorized as a only Reggae artist,this young and passionate artist is making big waves thank you Ky-mani Marley for this interview Donald Rogers the702news.com
Ky-mani (born February 26, 1976) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist whose East African name means Adventurous Traveler. The only child of table tennis champion Anita Belnavis and reggae icon Bob Marley, Ky-mani Marley was born in Falmouth, Jamaica. At the age of nine he relocated to the inner-city of Miami.
In beginning, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love, but with his mother’s direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band. In addition to tapping into his musical talents Ky-Mani was a serious jock, competing in soccer and football. As a teenager Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying; his first single was “Unnecessary Badness”. He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami. The decision to actually get into the entertainment world loomed over him because of his father’s legacy. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, Stephen, Julian and Damian.
Ky-Mani signed to Shang Records where he recorded his debut album in 1996 titled Like Father Like Son and several singles: “Judge Not” with Patra, followed by “Dear Dad” (which topped the British reggae charts), “Who The Cap Fit (remix)”, and “Sensimelia”, all of which added to his growing reputation as a master in the new generation of reggae musicians. In 1997, Ky-Mani joined forces with Praswell (Fugees) on a hit cover of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”. The extent of his star power became abundantly clear when Ky-Mani took the stage at Midem (international music showcase), when it was held in Miami for the first time. Catering to an international audience in the filled to capacity Cameo Theatre, Ky-Mani delivered an explosive set which aired live by CANA (Caribbean News Agency) to 36 countries.
Ky-Mani immediately became the subject of an intens
interview with ky-mani marley