On Saturday, August 15, Ziggy Marley brings family time to Hawaii! In support of the non-profit organization Hawaii Childrenâ€™s Discovery Center (HCDC), he will be hosting a free childrenâ€™s show at the center and will be performing songs from his newest childrenâ€™s albums, â€œFamily Timeâ€ and â€œB Is for Bob.â€ Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, no reservations will be taken for the event.
Growing up, music was a significant part of Ziggyâ€™s childhood. And now, he hopes to share it with Hawaiiâ€™s children. “I know how important music can be in a child’s growth and development, and in a parent’s connection with their children,” he says. “Music helps children to grow with open minds and open hearts and this is my message.â€
â€œWe are thrilled to be hosting Ziggyâ€™s childrenâ€™s concert at the Discovery Center,â€ said HCDC President and CEO Loretta Yajima. â€œIt is a wonderful way for families to connect through music, and weâ€™re excited to be a part of this wonderful event.â€
The childrenâ€™s concert at HCDC will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a performance by local ukulele master Roy Sakuma. He will be joined by a few of his students, including a child who has learned to play the instrument with one arm. Sakuma is revered as Hawaiiâ€™s foremost ukulele teacher and has been teaching for more than 30 years. He currently has 4 studios opened throughout Oahu.
Ziggy will then take the stage at noon and perform until 12:30 p.m. After the show, he will be available for autographs.
â€œFamily Time,â€ Ziggyâ€™s first childrenâ€™s album, offers a collection of family-oriented reggae tunes and features the likes of Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and local Hawaii singers Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga. In this record, which was released in May, he shares with families his love of music through themes of love, unity, freedom and fun. Ziggy says that this record represents his daily family life and was inspired by his four-year-old daughter Judah and baby Gideon. Judah even lends her voice to the albumâ€™s title track. For his second childrenâ€™s album, â€œB Is for Bob,â€ Ziggy re-imagines a collection of classic tunes of his legendary father, Bob Marley. This album was just released in late June.
Ziggy says, â€œâ€™Family Timeâ€™ is for all families and especially the world family.” He hopes to share the message of Family Time with children and families around the world and has already performed other childrenâ€™s shows at Boulder, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Santa Barbara.
Ziggy has long been involved within the childrenâ€™s community. His works include: a rendition of â€œGive A Little Loveâ€ with the Melody Makers on the 1991 Disney compilation â€œFor Our Children,â€ the theme-song for the PBS series â€œArthur,â€ and most memorably, a role in the movie Shark Tale as the voice of the Rasta jellyfish, Ernie. He has founded the non-profit organization Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (U.R.G.E.), which serves a number of charitable childrenâ€™s causes in Jamaica and other developing countries. He is also an active supporter of Little Kids Rock, which provides children attending public schools with free musical instruments and lessons.
Seating for the childrenâ€™s concert will be limited in a courtyard at the HCDC on the grass and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be taken for this event. Space is limited to about 200 people. While the concert is free, entrance to HCDC activity galleries requires paid admission.
For more information on the childrenâ€™s show at the Hawaii Childrenâ€™s Discovery Center, please contact Liane Usher at (808) 524-5437 ext. 23 or (808) 375-5437 or e-mail email@example.com.
Later that night, â€˜Ziggy Marley Live in Concertâ€™ will be held at the Waikiki Shell. Thompsonâ€™s Productions has partnered with Clear Channel Communications and Cox Radio to bring this special event to Hawaii. The concert will start at 5:00 p.m and continue until 10:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $35, $45 and $55 and can be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Macyâ€™s. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For more event information, please call Hawaii Pacific Entertainment at (808) 237-3675 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.hawaiipacificentertainment.com.
Ziggyâ€™s concert will bring together a list of other dynamic international artists including Mysterious, the man from Trinidad; one of Jamaicaâ€™s hottest singers, Rovleta Fraser, who will break from touring with Jr. Gong and Nas to perform in Hawaii; rock, reggae and folk musician Joseph Israel and the Jerusalem Band; the young and energetic Blak Diamon from Jamaica; and the Virgin Islandsâ€™ very own reggae musician and songwriter Zion.
Major sponsor partners of â€œZiggy Marley Live in Concertâ€ are The Waikiki Park Shore and The Hotel Wailea of The Aqua Hotels & Resorts chain, Hard Rock CafÃ©, Maui Brewing Company, Mana Foods, Land of Organica, Love Fatigues and more.