Damian Marley planning Jamrock Reggae Voyage

Damian Marley planning Jamrock Reggae Voyage with Norwegian Cruise Lines October 20 – 25, 2014


Photo of Damian Marley at Best Buy Theatre NYC 3/2012

On May 23, 2013, Damian Marley captured the attention of his Facebook and Twitter fans when he posted a photo of the Norwegian Pearl Cruise Liner and asked his fans if they were interested in a Reggae Cruise.  After receiving an overwhelming positive response on the post, Damian Marley’s FB page reported on June 3rd that an important announcement will be coming soon.  

6/21 update!  Well just as I was posted this, the big announcement was out.   

It’s official ! https://www.facebook.com/events/477143329036652 “Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley invites you to take a journey to Jamaica with him on the 1st Annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. Leaving Miami with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, this 5 night cruise will be the ultimate Reggae music adventure. Come experience some of the World’s top tier Reggae artists as they will perform in multiple venues throughout the beautiful Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. In addition to the multiple live concerts there will be numerous Sound Systems blazing the vibes all day and all night throughout the cruise.”   http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com/

According to an article posted  in  today’s Jamaica Observer,  “INTERNATIONAL recording artiste Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley and Norwegian Cruise Line will stage the first ever Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise in October 2014″.

Damian ‘Junior Gong’  Marley is currently on tour with Stephen Marley and the Ghetto Youths Crew (Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Joe Mersa, and Black Am I).  The band just wrapped up a 5 night tour in Hawaii and has several dates coming up on the West Coast.   Damian Marley will also appear on Jamaica’s Sumfest and Spain’s Rototom  Sunsplash Festival  this summer and currently has a scheduled stop with Stephen Marley in Boston on 8/29 at the House of Blues.   

Earlier this year, The Marley owned label, Ghetto Youths International  released Set Up Shop Vol 1, a 14 track digital release featuring many new selections from Damian Marley.  The compilation also includes new music from the Ghetto Youth International artists as well as featuring additional artist collobarations.   Set Up Shop is available for download on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/set-up-shop-vol.-1-ghetto/id603373190

Damian engages his Facebook & Twitter fans 

Read the Jamaica Observer article by Kevin Jackson below.

Source:  Jamiaca Observer 6/21  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Ship-ahoy-Junior-Gong-to-captain-reggae-cruise_14536885#ixzz2WquvZlrZ

INTERNATIONAL recording artiste Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley and Norwegian Cruise Line will stage the first ever Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise in October 2014.

A highly placed source told Splash that the Norwegian Pearl will set sail from Miami, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica. It is also scheduled to make a stop in Ocho Rios.

The five-night musical voyage will be the first of its kind and feature high-powered performances from several Jamaican reggae and dancehall acts as well as sound system DJs and musicians.

“Everything Jamaican … including movies, music, the coffee and the whole experience. Jamaica will be there for everyone to experience,” the source confided.

Marley, along with some of the world’s top-tier reggae artistes, will be performing aboard the ship. In addition to live concerts, there will be numerous sound systems and DJs pumping the musical vibes throughout the day and night.

A number of entertainment events will be planned to satisfy every reggae lover’s appetite.

It is understood that several of Marley’s international colleagues including rappers Nas, Soulja Boy will be invited to appear at some of the events.

“This is going to put reggae on a major platform. Tourists from all over the US will be on the cruise experiencing brand Jamaica,” the source said.

Marley — who has collaborated with top acts including Gwen Stefani, Nas, Skrillex and Bruno Mars, among others — has won three Grammys. He is the youngest son of reggae icon Bob Marley.

His 2005 album Welcome to Jamrock sold gold.

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