Ziggy Marley Concert to Benefit Children's Discovery Center
On Saturday, August 15, Ziggy Marley brings family time to Hawaii! In support of the non-profit organization Hawaii ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Discovery Center (HCDC), he will be hosting a free childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show at the center and will be performing songs from his newest childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s albums, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Family TimeÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“B Is for Bob.Ã¢â‚¬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 ZiggyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s childhood. And now, he hopes to share it with HawaiiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are thrilled to be hosting ZiggyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s concert at the Discovery Center,Ã¢â‚¬Â said HCDC President and CEO Loretta Yajima. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is a wonderful way for families to connect through music, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to be a part of this wonderful event.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 HawaiiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Family Time,Ã¢â‚¬Â ZiggyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 albumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title track. For his second childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s album, Ã¢â‚¬Å“B Is for Bob,Ã¢â‚¬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, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Family TimeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shows at Boulder, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Santa Barbara.
Ziggy has long been involved within the childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s community. His works include: a rendition of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Give A Little LoveÃ¢â‚¬Â with the Melody Makers on the 1991 Disney compilation Ã¢â‚¬Å“For Our Children,Ã¢â‚¬Â the theme-song for the PBS series Ã¢â‚¬Å“Arthur,Ã¢â‚¬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 childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show at the Hawaii ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, Ã¢â‚¬ËœZiggy Marley Live in ConcertÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will be held at the Waikiki Shell. ThompsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 MacyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
ZiggyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s concert will bring together a list of other dynamic international artists including Mysterious, the man from Trinidad; one of JamaicaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 IslandsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ very own reggae musician and songwriter Zion.
Major sponsor partners of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ziggy Marley Live in ConcertÃ¢â‚¬Â are The Waikiki Park Shore and The Hotel Wailea of The Aqua Hotels & Resorts chain, Hard Rock CafÃƒÂ©, Maui Brewing Company, Mana Foods, Land of Organica, Love Fatigues and more.