Celebrate reggae icon Rita Marley’s 75th birthday with an exclusive tribute special
Get right in the groove in honor of the Marley family matriarch with ‘Mystic of a Queen’ activities.
Curated by superstar selectors DJ Jel and ZJ Sparks, Tuff Soca showcases hits and history of the genre, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago, and is the official music of the carnivals that draw millions to the islands each year. On Tuff Beats, Ghanaian-born DJ Brooke Bailey features the latest and greatest in Afrobeats, from its origins with Fela straight through to the contemporary hits of Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Rotimi, and more.
Listen to Bob Marley’s Tuff Soca
Listen to Bob Marley’s Tuff Beats
Tune in to specialty programs and take-overs led by Marley family members from three generations. On her series, Nice Time, Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella, a Grammy-winning entertainer, fashion designer, and author, invites listeners into her world for an ‘upful bit’ of conversation, music, and niceness. Marley’s son and multiple Grammy winner, Stephen, and his grandson Skip, a recent Grammy nominee, also host shows and share favorite moments behind the making of Marley’s music and its lasting impact on the world.
Look for additional slated shows originating from the Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, including Jam-In, a monthly live music session featuring Jamaica’s hottest sound systems and selectors. The December edition, headlined by the legendary Stone Love Movement, will also feature the popular Jamaican comedy duo Ity & Fancy Cat. Headquartered in Kingston, Tuff Gong reflects Marley’s vision to use music as an instrument of inspiration and empowerment. The landmark compound includes a recording studio, music production and distribution offices, and the lone vinyl record pressing plant in the region.
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