Stephen Marley Shares the ‘Fruit of Life’


Photo by Glenn Brogan

“Responsibility goes a long way from generation to generation,” said six-time Grammy-winning reggae artist Stephen Marley. “Ragga” promoted a message of love, while “Rock Stone” played like a freedom rally speech—the audience shouted back the lyrics and nearly drowned out the bass-heavy jam. The hip hop-tinged “Hey Baby” provided a different but welcome energy that made you wish song partner Mos Def shared the stage for the performance. The highlights, however, were the tributes  to Marley’s legendary father, Bob. Preaching the importance of family,Stephen’s own son, musician Jo Mersa, joined him.  Marley poignently channeled the sound and spirit of his father’s “Three Little Birds.”

Photos by Glenn Brogan

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