Stephen Marley

at KiMo Theatre
423 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets cost $27, $33 and $39 (plus applicable service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

$1 from each ticket sold will go to the Ghetto Youth Foundation.

Pre-show dancehall DJ set from DJ Shacia Päyne and opening set from Jo Mersa Marley.

The second son of Bob and Rita Marley, Stephen Marley was born on April 20, 1972. He began his career as a precocious six-year old singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in the group The Melody Makers, whose first single "Children Playing In The Streets" was produced by their father in 1979 and released on Tuff Gong, the label founded by Bob in the late 60s. Just like his older brother Ziggy, Stephen acquired his initial studio skills by watching his father. While still a teenager, he assisted in the production of The Melody Makers' albums, including their three Best Reggae Album Grammy winners Conscious Party (Virgin Records, 1989) One Bright Day (Virgin Records, 1990) and Fallen Is Babylon (Elektra Entertainment, 1998). In 1993 Ziggy and Stephen founded Ghetto Youths International as a means of controlling their own music and helping upcoming artists.

The first project that brought Stephen's production capabilities widespread attention was Chant Down Babylon, where he audaciously manipulated his father's original vocal outtakes from the 1970s Island Records' sessions, splicing them into duets with hip-hop and R&B artists, while updating the Wailers' richly textured one-drop rhythms with an assortment of samples, loops and overdubs. The results ranged from the late Guru's heartfelt take on "Johnny Was" to Busta Rhymes' street version of the reverential "Rasta Man Chant" to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's hard rocking raucousness on "Roots Rock Reggae." Chant Down Babylon achieved its objective of bringing Bob's music to a new generation of fans, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold more than one million copies worldwide.

Stephen's album Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2012. The follow-up, Revelation Pt. 2 - The Fruit of Life was released in 2016. His latest release is the five-track EP One Take: Acoustic Jams.


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