JOHANNESBURG – As excitement builds for Damian Marley’s performance in Durban at the end of this month, the musician has announced that he will be treating Johannesburg fans to a show at The Groove Live in Newtown on Friday 26 May.
Damian Robert Nesta Marley, also known around the world as “Junior Gong” and more recently as “Gongzilla”, was born in 1978 to parents Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976.
A self-proclaimed “spiritual revolutionary”, Damian has worked assiduously to carve his own niche in music history and to add a new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.
His hit single “Welcome to Jamrock” was listed as one of the top 100 songs of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine, and at the 2006 Grammy Awards, he won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Welcome to Jamrock”.
Damian is the only Jamaican reggae artist ever to win two Grammy Awards on the same night. He is also the only reggae artist to win in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category at the Grammy Awards.
Fans are excited to see him in South Africa.