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WAKANDA FOREVER PROLOGUE

Following Saturday’s release of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP is available today. Listen and watch the visualizer music clips here.

As highlighted in the official teaser, the EP includes the powerful cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “No Woman No Cry” performed by Nigerian artist Tems. The project is produced by Oscar, GRAMMY and Emmy-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, and also features “A Body, A Coffin” performed by Ghanian artist Amaarae and “Soy” by Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan.

Commenting on the inspiration behind this prologue, Ryan Coogler and Goransson shared, This Prologue is an aural first glimpse ofWakanda Forever. The sound world for the film began with extended trips to Mexico and Nigeria. We spent our days working with traditional musicians who educated us about the cultural, social and historical contexts of their music. We built a catalogue of instrumental and vocal recordings with them that explored both traditional and non-traditional uses of their musical material. During the nights on these trips, we had recording sessions with contemporary artists who were akin to the characters and thematic material explored in the film. Using the script as a blueprint, along with the recordings from the traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for the characters, storylines and cultures. The instrumental score and soundtrack forWakanda Forever both organically grew from these sessions and workshops. They are conceived together as a singular entity to create an immersive and enveloping sound world for the film.

  1. No Woman No Cry –  Performed by Tems; Written by Vincent Ford
  2. A Body, A Coffin – Performed by Amaarae; Written by Ama “Amaarae” Serwah Genfi, Ludwig Göransson, Joel Mason “Maesu” Tanner, Kwame “KZ” Kwei-Armah Jr. and Jephte “Kyu” Steed Baloki
  3. Soy – Performed by Santa Fe Klan; Written by Ludwig Göransson and Angel Quezada

In Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livanalli. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in U.S. theaters Nov. 11, 2022.

Bob Marley 3-Dimensional Layered sculpture via Tara Ink for use by 360 MAGAZINE

CAMOWORKS – CAMO 3DLA

CAMOWORKS is proud to announce the launch of the CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES – Original, Limited Edition, 3-Dimensional Layered Artforms of music icons AC/DC, Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and The Notorious BIG. An industry first, CAMO’s Officially Licensed Collectible Art will go on sale July 19 HERE.

The CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES is the debut collectible art series created by CAMOWORKS, a collaborative Los Angeles, CA-based design studio of multi-faceted and detail-obsessed artists, illustrators, and industrial designers, all superfans themselves. A limited-edition run of only 500 pieces per icon will be produced. Each CAMO 3DLA™ collectible is fully authorized by the artist or their estate. 

CAMO’s proprietary, patent-pending CAMO 3DLA™ design – more than two years in the making – reflects the finest of both traditional and cutting-edge craftsmanship. CAMO 3DLA™ sculptures are finely crafted and assembled by hand, with premium materials, including laser-cut acrylic in an array of rich hues and finishes that create dimensionality. When arranged with precision, these layers create an illusion that, when viewed from the proper vantage point, magically reveal a 3D representation of the Icon. Each piece is finished with a numbered metal badge before being packaged in a thoughtfully constructed collector’s box. Integrated into a custom ball-bearing base that turns 360 degrees, each officially licensed, limited edition piece is as satisfying to turn as it is to view, revealing new dimensions of a layered illusion when seen from every angle, all with the touch of a fingertip. 

Icons symbolize freedom, define a generation, evoke emotion, question authority and influence lifestyle and art. Inspired by music legends across a variety of genres, the CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES is a way for fans to bring inspiration into their everyday lives. Each CAMO 3DLA™ measures 10” x 10” x 12.2-13.7” (L x W x H), and fits easily on a bookshelf or tabletop. 

“We’re building a foundation of creativity, art, and hand-construction,” says Brad Beckerman, Founder, CEO, and Brand Chief of CAMOWORKS, and creator of CAMO 3DLA™. “Music is our focus because it’s the life force of everything we do.” 

A high-energy entrepreneur with a successful track record of creating disruptive lifestyle brands in the sports, music, entertainment, and spirits industries, Beckerman pioneered the licensed luxury music merchandise market when he founded TRUNK Ltd., a music-inspired, lifestyle brand which was fully acquired by Live Nation in 2007, at which time Brad became Chief Creative Officer of the global entertainment company. Beckerman went on to create STILLHOUSE, a spirits company whose rule-breaking stainless steel packaging was an industry game-changer; the multi-award-winning brand was acquired by Bacardi in 2019. Beckerman’s unique vision and business acumen are now revolutionizing the Collectible Art category with CAMO 3DLA™.

CAMO, which is an acronym for “Culture, Art, Music, and Originals,” is created for the diehard fan, the pop culture enthusiast, and lovers of great art. “CAMO is a DTF platform – Direct to Fan,” says Beckerman, whose personal playlist includes an eclectic rotation of John Legend, Nas, Led Zeppelin, English rock band The Heavy, Willie Nelson, and the Grateful Dead.

“The superfan is an integral part of the CAMO culture,” Beckerman continues. “CAMO gives fans a way to not only celebrate the genres and icons they love, but be emotionally connected to their music every single day – even if the volume’s down.” 

Priced individually at $800 USD, the CAMO 3DLA™ ICON SERIES will be available worldwide on July 19 at HERE.

About CAMO 

CAMO is a Collectible Art brand whose ethos is centered around Culture, Art, Music, and Originals, with an emphasis on the emotional connection fans have with their favorite artists. CAMO creates original, officially licensed art inspired by global icons. Learn more: HERE.

ABOUT CAMOWORKS 

CAMOWORKS is a Los Angeles, CA-based collaborative design studio of highly skilled and detailed-obsessed artists, illustrators, and industrial designers. Its Founder, CEO, and Brand Chief is serial entrepreneur Brad Beckerman, who created the studio’s signature design concept, CAMO 3DLA™. Learn more: HERE.

ABOUT CAMO 3DLA™ 

CAMO 3DLA(3-Dimensional Layered Artform) – CAMO 3DLAis a patent-pending, proprietary artform created by serial entrepreneur, Brad Beckerman. Each 3-Dimensional Layered Artform is designed to capture the icon’s incandescent spirit in a layered form that can be viewed from multiple angles, and when viewed from the proper perspective, the image of the icon magically appears. The exclusivity and limited production status of CAMO 3DLAguarantees that each piece will remain rare and collectible for years to come. 

ABOUT BRAD BECKERMAN 

Brad Beckerman is Founder and CEO of CAMOWORKS – a Los Angeles-based Collectible Art brand whose ethos is centered around Culture, Art, Music, and Originals, with an emphasis on the emotional connection fans have with their favorite artists. Beckerman is creator of CAMO 3DLA™, a proprietary, patent-pending 3-Dimensional Layered Artform which is an industry first in the officially licensed collectible art category. A hands-on serial entrepreneur, Beckerman is the creator of successful disruptive lifestyle brands in the sports, music, entertainment, and spirits industries, including TRUNK Ltd., a music-inspired, licensed luxury merchandise company which was fully acquired by Live Nation in 2007 – after which he became Chief Creative Officer of the global entertainment company. Beckerman later created STILLHOUSE, a spirits company whose rule-breaking stainless steel packaging was an industry game changer; the multi-award-winning brand was acquired by Bacardi in 2019. Beckerman’s unique vision and business acumen are now being applied to revolutionize the collectible art category with CAMO 3DLA™. For more information: HERE.

Exodus: Deluxe Edition

The Marley Family, Island Records, and UMe mark the 45th anniversary of Exodus – named the “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time magazine in 1999 – with the digital premiere of three of the four nights from Bob Marley & the Wailers’ historic run at London’s Rainbow Theatre and a consolidated, revised digital Exodus: Deluxe Edition.

Following an assassination attempt in Kingston, Jamaica, in December 1976, Bob Marley and his band moved to London – in “exodus” from their home country – and recorded tracks for what became both the Exodus and Kaya albums. Marley’s Exodus, featuring the timeless tracks “Jamming,” “Three Little Birds,” “One Love/People Get Ready,” and the epic title song, came first, which led to early positive reviews, ten early dates around Western Europe and shows at the Rainbow Theatre in London’s Finsbury Park during release week. But an injury to Bob led to the abrupt cancellation of the rest of the Exodus tour, including expected U.S. breakthrough shows scheduled for late summer, leaving June 1-2-3-4 the final performances by the Wailers that year.

“London was one of Daddy’s favorite places to be; it’s the city where his songwriting and creativity thrived. The Exodus album and his shows at The Rainbow are incredible examples of that. I’m so excited that his fans will finally be able to hear all four shows, in their entirety, the way they were meant to be heard, for generations to come.” – Cedella Marley

A select number of tracks from each of the four nights of the Live at the Rainbow recordings have been included on previously released Deluxe Editions of Exodus, and audio and video of the full concert on June 4 was released during the year-long 75th Birthday Celebration, #Marley75, in 2020. Most of the legendary performances from the previous three nights, however, feature slightly different setlists – as well as alternate arrangements – that have never been heard until now. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 1st June 1977 debuted June 3, the exact 45th anniversary of the original album’s release; Live at the Rainbow: 2nd June 1977 followed on June 10; and Live at the Rainbow: 3rd June 1977 concluded the series on June 17. Across the three dates are 29 previously unreleased performances combined – that’s more than ¾ of the shows.

Listen to Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 1st June 1977 now HERE.
Listen to Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 2nd June 1977 now HERE.
Listen to Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 3rd June 1977 now HERE.

To round out the 45th Anniversary celebration, a revised and newly remastered Exodus: Deluxe Edition was released on June 24. The Deluxe Edition features the ten original tracks from the album, plus 18 Singles & Sessions tracks; 13 of them are culled from two previous Deluxe Editions and adds previously unreleased tracks “Natural Mystic (Alternate Version),” and “The Heathen (Alternate Version),” and the rare 7-inch versions of “Exodus,” “Jamming” and “Punky Reggae Party,’ the original B-side to “Jamming.” In addition to the unreleased tracks, the last two cuts were previously unavailable at all streaming services. Closing the deluxe are two additional bonus tracks: the edited live versions of “So Much Things To Say” from the June 1st show, previously released on the Deluxe Edition of Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues in 2017, and “Exodus,” the finale from the Rainbow’s June 2nd set, previously featured on the album’s 2001 Deluxe Edition. Each performance is otherwise presented unedited within their respective live set. To listen to Bob Marley & the Wailers’ Exodus: Deluxe Edition, click HERE.

In other news, Bob Marley: Legacy Episode Eight – “Rebel Music” recently received the Webby Award for the outstanding Video in Music category. The Webby Awards recognize the year’s best of the internet, featuring websites, podcasts, apps, and other internet services, and the 26th Annual Webby Awards was the biggest in history, with more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries and nearly 2 million votes cast by nearly 500,000 users. Bob Marley: Legacyan ongoing mini-documentary series, features a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends, and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes, and covers. Episode Eight – “Rebel Music” presents a global conversation about the importance of Bob Marley’s work as a political and social activist and explores what Bob Marley fought for, who he influenced and why. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. Bob Marley: Legacy Episodes 1-9 are available on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page. Watch Bob Marley: Legacy  HERE

Kelvin Brown

IT’S A KELVYN BOY’S WORLD

internationally acclaimed, award-winning, Ghanian superstar Kelvyn Boy sets his sight on a 2022 world take-over as he prepares for his world tour kicking off this week in Germany with North American, Canadian, U.K., and other European dates to follow.

A fixture in the growing reception for music deriving from continental Africa, Kelyvn Boy, today, is most known as one of the first artists to bring the sound of Afrobeats to Ghana to make compelling music that connects listeners of all walks to all aspects of music and sounds from Africa with both continental and international standpoints. Kelyvn Boy’s latest release, Down Flat is a tenement for this claim as a success for the single continues to amass international success in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Bermuda, Guinea-Bissau, and more. The single topped Apple Music’s Top 100 (Ghana) playlist at number one and ranked top ten on Billboard’s worldwide digital song sale charts, among many other achievements. The official music video stands currently at 5 + million views via YouTube since its release earlier this year. Watch HERE.

Within the last few years, the beloved artist has shot to superstardom—becoming one of Ghana’s most-streamed acts while spreading his wings to all corners of the globe. In 2020, Kelvyn Boy interviewed Billboard to discuss his aim to ‘Bring Ghana to the Grammys’ after releasing his second project “Black Star.” The sophomore effort received critical praise, gained a nomination at the Ghana Music Awards for ‘Best Album Of The Year,’ and earned Kelvyn the status of a rising Afrobeats superstar mastering unique artistry. With more music to come later this year and his worldwide tour, all roads lead to Kelvyn making his case as an African international superstar poised for esteemed global success. 

Kelvin Brown known by his stage name Kelvyn Boy is an Afrobeats crusader and a household name in the Ghanaian Afro-Pop /Highlife space. The young musician and songwriter is a native of Assin Fosu in the Eastern region of Ghana. He has swiftly gained waves of interest in the local music industry and the world at large with his fresh sound and peculiar approach to the genre he chooses, which is setting him apart from his peers. Kelvyn Boy’s passion for music started at an early age when he used to sing with every opportunity that came his way. In 2008, he got his first musical opportunity to sing in churches, and from that time he got noticed for his melodious voice and thereafter was recommended by others. In 2010 he was performing at Karaoke nights and pubs. The passionate artiste has been influenced musically by Michael Jackson, Osibisa, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley, who he says still inspire him because of their work ethic. He mastered the process of his music writing skills in 2012 and began adding his vocals on beats. He looks to soar higher in his music career just like his predecessors.

Kelvyn Boy has a unique musical style derived from his desire to sing and compose lyrics with everything happening around him. His soulful side, which he adopted from regularly singing in church, makes his sound very melodic. He, however, hopes to develop his music career around these various genres; Afro-beats, Afro-pop, Reggae, Dancehall, Highlife, or a fusion of ‘feel-good genres’ for music lovers. He plans to study and create his unique sound out of what he has learned from these amazing music genres. Generally, the theme of his songs is woven around romantic and uplifting themes.

With his soulful voice and electrifying performances, he has attracted a growing fanbase across the world having staged performances in Belgium at the ‘Bomboclat Festival’, an experience he highlights as one of the best in his entire career and life. He has also performed in Australia, Jamaica, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sierra Leone, and other countries sharing the same stage with acts like Ziggy Marley, Chronixx, Busy Signal, Serani, Afro B, and other great and popular music personalities.

Kelvyn Boy is currently signed unto Blakk Arm Group and has already released hit singles like Mea” and “Momo”. He also released one of the most listened to EPs in Ghana titled “TIME” in June 2019 and also his “BLACK STAR” Album released in November 2020 was nominated at the Ghana Music Awards for Best Album Of The Year. He has been featured and also featured other artists on numerous songs, he has collaborated with artists like Mr. Vegas, Sarkodie, Manifest, Kwesi Arthur, Medikal, Kojo Funds, Kidi, and some new artists both in Ghana and other countries.

A legend-in-the-making Kelvyn boy says: “Making decisions based on emotions make bad career decisions, so instead, I put it in my music. I am working with my band to create more exciting live band shows, and I will continue to record great musical pieces. I’m always creating new and distinct music materials

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

The Marley Family and UMe will honor the legacy of Bob Marley, commemorating his 77th birthday by honoring his life, legacy, and music with a multitude of in-person, virtual, and philanthropic events.

The Marley Family is celebrating the occasion by returning to Marley’s Roots. Seven different events over seven days have been curated to give back to the community in Jamaica in observance of his birthday. The scheduled events include a Back To Our Roots beach cleanup and concert as well as a newly curated exhibition at the Bob Marley Museum, titled The 7 Roots of Bob Marley’s Livity, which features the work of young, up-and-coming artists. In addition, a new web series of the same name will premiere on Tuff Gong TV, which explores the natural mystic of Reggae Legend and his enduring influence on Jamaica and the world. Marley’s Earthstrong festivities culminate on February 6, with a limited-capacity concert celebration at Tuff Gong International, in Kingston, Jamaica which will be live-streamed on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel. In addition, an extraordinary Lion’s Den Concert by Stephen Marley from Miami, FL., will also premiere on February 6. Watch Marley’s 77th Earthstrong ROOTS festivities on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Adding to the birthday festivities, “Dreams Of Freedom,” the ninth episode of the Webby-nominated 12-part documentary series Legacy, will premiere February 3 at 7am PT/10am ET on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. Click HERE now to view the trailer for Legacy Episode 9, “Dreams Of Freedom,” on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel.

“Dreams Of Freedom” highlights Bob Marley’s aspirations for Tuff Gong International to become the Motown of Reggae and his spirit of self-reliance. The episode features the voice of Bob Marley, along with interviews with Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, Rita Marley. Marley family members, children Cedella, Ziggy, Julian, Rohan, Ky-Mani, and Damian, granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, and more also join. Watch Episode 9, “Dreams Of Freedom,” as well as Legacy Episodes 1-8 HERE

The Marley Brothers (Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani Marley) have not released music together in over a decade. “Cornerstone” (a cover of their father Bob Marley’s song) is out February 4, the day before the Brothers headline the CaliVibes Festival in Long Beach, CA in celebration of their father’s birthday. “Cornerstone” will be available via Ziggy Marley’s Tuff Gong Worldwide and Stephen Marley’s Ghetto Youth labels. 

Ziggy will offer an exclusive livestream of his special tribute concert in honor of his father’s birthday, which took place on May 30, 2021 at Petco Park in San Diego. Fans around the world can tune in on Friday, February 11th to stream the epic special event. 

Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio (SiriusXM channel 19) plans to air “Bob Marley Roots 77 Birthday Concert,” a special concert recorded at Tuff Gong International Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. With a lineup of reggae, roots, and dancehall legends and contemporary stars, all paying tribute–the concert features Marcia Griffiths, Bugle, Amanyea, Tony Rebel, Gyptian, Queen Ifrica, and Black Am I. Hear it on Tuff Gong Radio on February 6, and then hear it on the SXM App starting February 7.

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY77 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed now more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

About Bob Marley

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001)

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INTERVIEW WITH SHERI MILLER

Singer-songwriter Sheri Miller releases her new single “Born To Love,” a tender, instant classic from her 6-song collection, Waking Up To This Miracle Life, out November 19. Recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Jeff Bova, Miller’s timeless collection is at once ecstatic and incisive, brimming with joy even as it reckons with struggle and heartache.

The songs here are radical acts of self-love and empowerment fueled by raw emotion and explosive energy, and Miller’s mesmerizing performances are utterly transcendent to match, her voice shifting from hushed intimacy to soaring grandeur with the preternatural ease of Ann Wilson or Brandi Carlile. Add it all up and you’ve got a rich, cinematic masterpiece about embracing the beauty and magic of being alive, a celebratory ode to love itself from an artist who passionately lives to create. I got the opportunity to speak with Sheri Miller about her upcoming EP.

  1. What inspired this album?

When writing this record, ‘Waking Up To This Miracle Life,’ I felt inspired how it’s a miracle to be alive; especially at this time. To wake up every morning with a heart beating of its own independent accord, lungs breathing oxygen without us turning on a power switch, seeing beautiful blue skies with our open eyes, smelling delicious fragrances of trees, roses, jasmine, freshly-baked soft chocolate chip cookies, hearing glorious notes resounding from orchestras, brass bands or finely crafted pianos, guitars, drums, listening to golden-throated voices, touching luxurious silk fabrics, and feeling magnificent emotions of love, appreciation, happiness, fun, exhilaration!

How being alive in our physical bodies is such a gift; what an extraordinary miracle we have our genius cells working symbiotically in mysterious harmony. Though I don’t understand electricity or the miracle of being born, I’m glad to be here! This record celebrates life passionately. Especially after pandemic, it feels so good to focus on the magnificence of being alive. We did it! We made it. How blessed and lucky we are. No matter what struggles you’ve gone through (we all have), there’s always hope, fun, and even joy waiting closely; You’re never alone. If you believe in yourself, trusting there’s unseen help available to us- closed doors open, our timing gets good, and avalanches of beautiful opportunities flow like rivers into our experience. Your tiny extra bit of optimism cracks the door open to success, love, and more of your dreams realized. I choose to keep waking up to this miracle life.

  1. When did you start making music?

I started making music at eight, taking classical piano lessons with a strict teacher. My free, wild, creative spirit rebelled against the boring confines of practicing already written music, when I wanted to compose and paint new melodies, paired with new words and lyrics, creating new musical paintings. So, I spent much of my practice time composing dozens of new songs, pouring out complete melodies, lyrics, chords. Anthems about rocking the nation, songs about eternal, everlasting, pure love and world peace, love songs to my mother, and “The Lost Tribe,” a song about a wandering tribe in the desert, buffalo and surviving. I still have these handwritten 8-year-old songbooks, and I’ve written hundreds of songs since age 8. I consider myself a ‘music lifer,’ writing songs and performing for the sheer feeling of joy and pleasure; as I evolve as a human, so does my music, songs, and art. I am my best masterpiece.

  1. Who are your musical inspirations? 

My musical inspirations started with my mom, who’s a magnificent opera singer, classical pianist, composer, and storyteller. I love the Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Paul Simon, Rodger & Hart, Duke Ellington, Beach Boys, Rickie Lee Jones, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Mozart, Tchaichovsky, Piazolla, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Prince, Queen, Freddy Mercury, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, James Brown, Gershwins, Rumi, and brilliant musicians I work with Jeff Bova, Kate Baker, Will Lee, Tim Pierce, Chris Lord-Alge, Frank Filipetti, Joe Zook, Dave Eggar, Paul Shaffer, Steve Cropper. There are endless musicians who inspire me, flowing through every time I create. I appreciate all who’ve come before, paving this golden trail of delights.

  1. Did any of these musical influences specifically inspire this album?

Writing “Gold Hearted Man” on my big acoustic-electric 1969 sunburst Guild hollow body guitar, I felt the presence of blues legend John Lee Hooker. It almost felt like he was guiding my hands and heart to new undiscovered places within me, creating a song ship sailing to unchartered territories in my musical landscape. There are traces of Joni Mitchell in “Empty Sky” and hints of the Beatles in “Everybody Feels This Way Sometimes.” Honestly, I believe every note, sound, visual, smell, every idea that’s ever touched us, is interwoven into the gorgeous colorful, rainbow fabric quilt of art, we create.

  1. What made you decide to become a singer songwriter?

I never made a conscious decision to ‘become’ a singer-songwriter. Thank God, for me it was a natural, easy, gradual, ‘gentle push’ of spirit; my soul led me to this choice. It chose me, I chose it, I decided to answer the calling. I believe we are all called to something, and it’s never too late, no matter what age, circumstances, to answer this calling, following your bliss. My story is magical, powerful synchronicity at work. While in college, I was secretly writing lyrics in my bedroom and taking jazz piano lessons 20 minutes away. I started receiving the thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have a little keyboard in my bedroom, so I could write songs easily? I can’t fit a piano, I don’t have lots of money, wouldn’t a little keyboard be nice?’

I started dreaming up this idea for months, until it exploded vividly one Sunday morning. I woke up in a surreal, groggy state, having passionately dreamt of owning a little Casio keyboard the night before. Instead of walking to the library, taking the faster, straight-shot city street path, I felt magnetically drawn, with a strong impulse, to take the longer, beautiful, winding path across campus. While on this scenic route, I passed a one-day church sale, selling the exact Casio keyboard I dreamt the night before!  It was $20, and ecstatic by this little miracle, I began joyfully composing songs in my bedroom on this Casio keyboard. It felt like my soul gave me the gentlest, loving push and wink, to trust myself; sometimes the longer, winding path has magic. Faster isn’t always more rewarding or satisfying. From that day forward, I’ve been composing and performing. The Casio keyboard manifesting was a tiny miracle of magic. Miracles exist everywhere, if you choose to open your eyes, and allow yourself to dream.

  1. Are there any special moments you’d like to share while making this EP?

For “Gold Hearted Man” basking in the afterglow of a soulful kiss, inspiration poured through me, and I composed this song in a hurricane flood of emotion. Initially I felt uncomfortable channeling this sensuality in the studio, but when the recording light blinked, BOOM, we cut vocals lightning speed. I’m proud of how we captured the passionate feeling in this recording.

For “Born To Love,” Day 1, I thought we had the “perfect” vocal after comping. The next day, after singing for 5 hours, the producer asked me to sing one last take. I said “sure” to humor him, though thinking “there’s no way we can use it, I’m too tired.” So I let go, singing effortlessly, easily, naturally, without trying. I got out of my own way, allowing the song to speak, my soul to speak. When I opened my eyes, thinking everyone would say it’s a throwaway vocal, instead they said “that was a Grammy-Award winning performance!” Stunned, I listened back, and realized MAGIC HAD FLOWED, when I surrendered, letting go of getting an “amazing vocal.” This live vocal became our “final vocal.” I learned sometimes “magic” is better than “perfect.” I trust the magic now.

  1. Is there a specific flow/genre to this EP that you’d like the audience to follow?

However your heart and soul calls you to listen. Follow your instincts.

  1. If you had to describe the “story of this release” in one paragraph, what would you say?

“Luminous, passionate, triumphant, love-filled collection of artistic songs inspires the hearts, connects with the souls of many, to remember and awaken to the brilliant, magnificent miracles in their own lives.”

  1. What’s next for you?

I’m thrilled with the new, inspired songs I’ve been composing and writing. I have endless new records in me, and I am happily, eagerly anticipating recording the new songs, and performing them. What’s next? More fun. More joy. More treasure chests of glittering new songs. More inspired new records. More exhilarating live performances. More artistic discoveries of wonder. More magnificent miracles revealing themselves, as we keep waking up to this miracle life.

Presave Waking Up To This Miracle Life here.

Tracklist
1. Gold Hearted Man
2. Waking Up To This Miracle Life
3. Born To Love
4. Joyful Love
5. Everybody Feels This Way Sometimes
6. Empty Sky
7. Gold Hearted Man (Chris Lord-Alge Radio Edit)
8. Gold Hearted Man (Joe Zook Radio Edit)
9. Waking Up To This Miracle Life (Chris Lord-Alge Radio Edit)
10. Empty Sky (Radio Edit)

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Miami Beach Pride

Queer Entertainment Line-Up and COVID-19 Prevention Protocols

Pride returns in September with eight days of event programming, celebrity entertainment and preventive measures to ensure the safety of all attendees, vendors and volunteers

Miami Beach Pride is happy to announce its legendary pride celebration will return on September 10-19, 2021 with a hotly anticipated Festival and Parade happening on the weekend of the 18-19 boasting a star-studded roster of almost 100% LGBTQ+ talent. World-class entertainers such as Walk The Moon, Carson Kressley, Tracy Young, Nitty Scott, and Ralphi Rosario are slated to headline the pop and latin stages this year as well as host other ticketed events during the week-long celebration. The Miami Beach Pride theme and mantra is ONE LOVE, inspired by Bob Marley’s iconic song encouraging us to demonstrate love to ourselves and others, and is also the perfect tribute to the tropical surroundings that only Miami Beach can provide.

“We believe that love has the power to unify us. By reinforcing solidarity and acceptance within our community and with our allies, we can truly begin to create more inclusive spaces that are representative of our amazing LGBTQ community. ” said Rich Walczak, Executive Director, Miami Beach Pride. “The foundation on which this week is built is the concept of self-acceptance and authenticity and why we want everyone to feel like they belong at our celebration this year.”

Miami Beach Pride, working in tandem with local leaders, announced its new COVID-19 protocols and prevention measures for a safe and exciting festival. The organization has been examining the various factors that can lead to disease spread and seeking to mitigate with a host of safety protocols including a campaign encouraging attendees to Stop The Spread and Register For Pride. Updates to the flow of the festival will follow CDC guidelines to include social distancing, sanitizer stations & distribution, frequent disinfection, increased VIP tent sizes and online registration. Free masks will also be available on-site.

Miami Beach Pride’s online registration portal is now available and ALL pride-goers are strongly encouraged to register. Registration enables the organization to communicate any changes more effectively in local, state and federal COVID19 safety guidelines and increases the accuracy of their contact tracing program. Please note: MBP Festival and Parade is FREE and open to the public.

To further support the health of the community, The Independent Medical Group will also be onsite to distribute thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations completely free of charge. Vaccination facilities will be clearly marked on the festival grounds and open to all attendees.

Weekend VIP packages and tickets to Sweet Spot feat. ULTRA NATE , SOAK Pool Party and Legends Ball are now officially for sale on our website. For more information on events related to Pride as well as the latest programming, please visit miamibeachpride.com and follow us on Instagram.

Bob Marley illustrated by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE.

Legacy – Rebel Music

As the last year’s celebrations commemorating the legendary Bob Marley‘s 75th birthday continue, “Rebel Music,” the eighth episode of the Webby-nominated 12-part documentary series Legacy, premieres today, September 9 at 7am PT/10am ET on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. The episode features twenty-nine luminaries and family members sharing insights about the history and impact of Bob Marley’s political and social activism.

“Rebel Music” presents a global conversation about the importance of Bob Marley’s work as a political and social activist. Featuring Marley family members, grandson Skip, and children Damien, Ziggy, Julian, Cedella, and Stephen, this episode explores what Bob Marley fought for, who he influenced and why. Also offering insights are modern-day political activists and musicians such as influential Jamaican singer, member of the I-Three’s and activist Judy Mowatt, iconic scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West, music greats Bobby Sessions, Beanie Man, Bujo Banton, Cee-Lo Green, Chuck D, Ne-Yo, Otis Williams, Smokey Robinson, Tropkillaz and more. Watch/share “Rebel Music,” beginning September 9, HERE.

Over the summer, The Marley Family and UMe presented an all-star roster of talent for MARLEY SESSIONS as part of the “Summer of Marley” festivitiesArtists such as Jacob Collier, Julian Marley, Mystic Marley, Sheku Mason, and more featured their representations of tracks from Bob Marley’s catalog. Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley, launched MARLEY SESSIONS on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel with a performance of “Three Little Birds” and culminated the series with his rendition of “Jamming.” Check out all of the MARLEY SESSIONS available HERE.

A brand new official music video for Bob Marley’s “Jamming” also premiered on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel in honor of International Reggae Day. The brand new “Jamming” video reimagines the lauded live performance footage captured at Boston’s Music Hall on June 8, 1978. With animation and a custom never-before-seen edit, the video highlights each member of The Wailers and their radiant energy on stage, including the iThrees, who are symbolized as three little birds throughout. Check out the new video for “Jamming” HERE.

Continuing to honor Bob Marley’s legacy, Ziggy Marley has announced a handful of new live concert dates around the U.S. in early fall. The shows will be live tribute sets to his father, Bob Marley, with the BeachLife Festival also seeing Ziggy share the stage with his brother Stephen Marley. This special, collaborative appearance will feature the brothers performing an extensive catalog of Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday at the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary ocean-side event. Tickets are available now.  

For more information about Ziggy Marley’s tour, click HERE.

Ziggy Marley – Bob Marley Tribute Shows

About Bob Marley

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001). For more information, visit their website and Facebook.

Marley Legacy illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Bob Marley × Legacy

THE MARLEY FAMILY AND UME PRESENT ‘MARLEY SESSIONS’ FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY EARTHGANG, JACOB COLLIER, JULIAN MARLEY, MYSTIC MARLEY SHEKU MASON, AND SKIP MARLEY

‘MARLEY SESSIONS’ KICK OFF APRIL 30 WITH INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE BY BOB MARLEY’S GRANDSON, SKIP MARLEY

BOB MARLEY ‘LEGACY’ SERIES NOMINATED FOR A 2021 WEBBY AWARD

As the last year’s celebrations commemorating the legendary Bob Marley’s 75th birthdaycontinue, The Marley Family and UMe present an all-star roster of talent for MARLEY SESSIONS.  Each week, artists such as Jacob Collier, Julian Marley, Mystic Marley, and Sheku Mason will feature their representation of tracks from Bob Marley’s catalog. Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley, will launch MARLEY SESSIONS on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel with a performance of “Three Little Birds” on Friday, April 30. 

Last week on April 20, the 2021 Webby Award nominations recognizing the year’s best websites, podcasts, apps, and other internet services were announced. Bob Marley: Legacy Series received a Webby Award nomination for video series and channels, musicBob Marley: Legacya 12-part mini-documentary series, features a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends, and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes, and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. Currently, Episodes 1-7 are available on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.Watch Bob Marley: Legacy  HEREWinners for The 25th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Fans can place their votes for the Webby Award for Bob Marley: Legacy HERE

Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media in this digital era, and MARLEY75 serves to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel HERE for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information, visit: Website and Facebook.

Ziggy Marley illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Ziggy Marley × Concert

Ziggy Marley to Headline First “Concerts In Your Car” Live Concert of the Season

Legendary Reggae Musician to Pay Tribute to his Father’s Legacy on April 17 in Ventura

The music is BACK!  Concerts in Your Car returns to the Ventura County Fairgrounds with a blockbuster live concert by Ziggy Marley.  An eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, guitarist, songwriter, and humanitarian, Marley will perform, along with his band, a tribute to his legendary father, Reggae Icon Bob Marley.  This year will mark the fortieth anniversary of his father’s death.
 
Ziggy Marley is known as a musical pioneer, infusing the reggae genre with funk, blues, rock, and other elements.  Marley, who is a prolific composer, usually primarily performs his own compositions.  Sets focusing on his late father’s music are a rare event.
 
Two performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at 5 pm and 8:30 pm at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  Tickets start at $99. per car for up to four passengers, with additional passenger tickets available for purchase.  The number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts/seats in the vehicle.  Tickets are sold in advance and online only. 
 
All “Concerts In Your Car” events include a visual light show and multi-media entertainment.  The combination of an extra high, theatre-in-the-round style, four-sided stage, and four over-sized screens ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.  The events are designed to comply with all state and county restrictions.  Sound comes from the stage like a traditional concert and can also be heard via car stereos on an FM station.
 
Next up for April is the electronic dance music duo Hippie Sabotage on Saturday, April 24.  They are best known for their remix of “Habits”, which has surpassed a phenomenal 800 million views on YouTube.  To buy tickets and for more information visit the website.
 
ABOUT CBF PRODUCTIONS
In 2020 when large public gatherings were rendered unsafe by COVID-19, CBF Productions launched the first drive-in live music experience in California. They continue to lead the pack by bringing top-name talent to their acclaimed live, drive-in, theatre-in-the-round-style, and socially distanced entertainment option to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  From their legendary Boots & Brews Country Music Festivals to Tequila & Taco FestivalsWinter Wine Walks and more, CBF’s visionary events have been on the forefront of the food/drink and music festival circuit for over 12 years.