Ziggy Marley is bringing music to the little people! The eldest son of Bob Marley is releasing his first children’s album and has invited some family and pretty cool friends to join him on it. Jack Johnson, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and Jamie Lee Curtis are only a few of the artists featured on the CD Family Time, in stores May 5th. In addition to some well known classics like “This Train” and “Hold Him Joe” Ziggy has written many original songs on this release which are endearing tributes to his family with many sage words of wisdom for kids.
The four time Grammy-winning Jamaican musician describes the importance of celebrating music and family: “Growing up, music was an important part of my childhood. I see it being just as important in my children and all children’s growth and development, to help them grow with open minds and open hearts… This record represents my daily family life and is inspired by my three-year-old daughter Judah and baby Gideon. It was a joy to make and opened up new avenues in my creativity.”
In addition to his skills as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children’s causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. More recently he has thrown his support behind the Youth AIDS campaign. Proceeds from the sale of Family Time will benefit Chepstowe Basic School in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Check out the music video for the single “Family Time.”
We are giving away an iPod shuffle & copy of Ziggy’s new CD to one winner. Ten additional winners will receive a copy of the Family Time CD.
*HOW TO ENTER* Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state why you would love to win a copy of Ziggy’s latest CD and 11 winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day. This contest ends May 8 at 7 P.M. EST. Entries open to Canada and USA residents only. Good luck!
Congratulations to the winner of our Rock A Bib Baby giveaway: Amy