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News: Ziggy Marley Announces New Album and London Show

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(UK) On 14th April 2014 Tuff Gong Worldwide and V2 BeNeLux proudly presents ‘Fly Rasta’ – the 5th studio album by Ziggy Marley. The album’s release is quickly followed by a London headline show at Electric Brixton on Wednesday 23rd April.

‘Fly Rasta’ finds Ziggy exploring both traditional reggae and new musical territories, often merging the two. Keen to stretch himself beyond his usual frame-of-reference, ‘Fly Rasta’ incorporates elements of  rock, funk, soul and pop over a broad range of lyrical content.

Marley approached the making of ‘Fly Rasta’ by pushing himself into new musical space and beyond the boundary of his immediate repertoire. In early 2013, Marley wrote a mission statement for ‘Fly Rasta’ on a scrap piece of paper at his home studio in Los Angeles, CA. The concept was simple: make a reggae record that was true to Marley, but as importantly, the sound should push outside the typical confines of what reggae music is known for. Marley began work in the spring of 2013 and enlisted producer Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups, Madlib) to focus on song structure and audio profiles, with the pair working together to sculpt each track.

Musicians from wildly varying backgrounds and genres were recruited with the deliberate intention of bringing sonic colour via the broad spectrum of creative approaches and styles, with the musicians even branching-out onto sitar, tabla and the taiko drum, in addition to their usual instruments.

Along with pushing musical boundaries, the album is a call for humans to come together, support one another and treat Mother Earth with care and respect.

‘Fly Rasta’ will be available for pre-order exclusively at www.ziggymarley.com