Muscat: Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani will perform for the first time in Oman at the Rumba Lattina celebrating the life of his late father.
Ky-Mani Marley will be performing his father’s greatest hits on Thursday, the 9th of February, in a tribute to the life of a music legend.
This is Oman’s first time celebrating the Bob Marley Birthday Fest. The reggae festival will feature Ky-Mani Marley performing live and a lineup of all star DJs: DJ Tedy Jam, DJ Khalifa and DJ Bassam. Tickets are available at Rumba Lattina costing OMR15 for singles and OMR25 for couples. The event will begin at 7PM on February 9th and will last till 3AM.
Ky-Mani Marley is a Grammy award nominated Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist.
He is the only child of Bob Marley with Anita Belnavis, a Jamaican table tennis champion. His name is of East African origin, and means “Adventurous Traveller”.
Ky-Mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, but at age of nine, he relocated to the inner-city of Miami.
During his youth, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love.
With his mother’s direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band. In addition to tapping into his musical talents, Ky-Mani was an athlete, competing in soccer and American football. As a teenager, Ky-Mani started rapping and DJ; his first single was “Unnecessary Badness”.
He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami.
Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, Stephen, Julian and Damian.
Marley’s next recording was the 2000 release, “The Journey”. In 2001, he released his third studio album “Many More Roads”.
He then went on tour and in 2004 and released his fourth studio album, “Milestone”.
In 2007, he released “Radio”. His new album titled “Maestro” was released on June 30, 2015.
Marley’s acting work included lead roles in the Jamaican films “Shottas” and “One Love”.