Music
Outdoor

Damian "Jr Gong" Marley

Summer Series at Somerset House
with American Express®

Fri 07 Jul 2017
Doors 19.30
£37.50 + booking fees

For telephone bookings call 0844 847 2461 (booking with Ticketmaster, calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge)

Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

The youngest son of Bob Marley, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley has forged his own musical path while adding a fresh new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.

Touring with his brothers from the age of 13, Damian struck out on his own with solo albums that showcased a gift for blending dancehall, reggae and hip-hop styles and earned him his first Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

It was his third album and hit single Welcome to Jamrock that really crossed over to audiences worldwide, with Rolling Stone and The New York Times picking the track as one of their top songs of the decade. The only reggae artist to win in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category at the Grammy Awards, Damian’s lyrics proved to be a provocative commentary on poverty, politics, crime and prejudice in Jamaica.

Further critically acclaimed collaborations have followed, with Nas for 2010’s Distant Relatives, with Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart in the band SuperHeavy and most recently with Skrillex on Make it bun dem.
 

+ David Rodigan

#SummerSeriesGigs

"When Marley takes centre stage he carries the air of a fiery evangelical, determined to inspire everyone"

The Independent

David Rodigan

Legendary English DJ David Rodigan has been championing reggae and dancehall music for over forty years and has hosted long running shows on Radio London, Capital, Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Expect classic cuts and cutting edge tracks.

David Rodigan, SuperCat & Protoje at Reggae Geel Festival 2015

American Express is the headline sponsor of Summer Series at Somerset House