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Julian Marley on stage in Cascais, Portugal.
|Birth name||Julian Ricardo Marley|
|Also known as||Ju Ju Royal|
June 4, 1975 |
|Labels||Tuff Gong, Ghetto Youth International, Lightyear|
|Associated acts||Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Ziggy Marley, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, The Wailers|
Julian Ricardo Marley (born 4 June 1975) is a British Jamaican reggae musician. He is the son of reggae artist and performer Bob Marley, and Bajan Lucy Pounder. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.
Julian's childhood was spent between England and Jamaica. Musical from an early age, he learned to play the keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, among other instruments. Along with his brothers Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley, he became involved with Ghetto Youth International, a production company, in 1989. Julian released a solo album, Lion in the Morning, in 1996 and embarked on a world tour. He and his brother Damian Marley toured with the Lollapalooza festival in 1997. His second album, A Time And Place, was released in 2003. In 2008, the Jamaican government invited Julian and the Uprising band to represent Jamaica and perform at the Beijing Olympics. His third album, Awake (released in 2009), was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category.
In 2011 he participated in Mawazine festival that took place at Rabat, Morocco. In January 2013 he performed a reggae concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In August 2013 he performed at the Fêtes de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Quattro, M. Peggy "Julian Marley:On Love, Roots & Education In His Own Words", Reggae Report, Retrieved 29 July 2014
- Jamil Mahmud (2013-01-06). "Julian Marley brings 'good reggae' to Dhaka". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
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