This past weekend at The City National Grove of Anaheim, Ziggy Marley lit up the stage with both new and old songs that have filled his great career. Marley proved that he has no plans of slowing down or stopping any time soon.
The line outside the theater stretched from the front and wrapped around the side to the back. People dressed in their yellows, reds and greens waited patiently in the breezy Anaheim night to celebrate the reggae artist.
The auditorium was filled with fans of all ages eagerly anticipating the arrival of the reggae legend. Many packed the pit and the surrounding area creating a mass sea of people. Within moments of the lights dimming, the atmosphere of the auditorium changed.
The crowd erupted in cheers and applause as the band mates played the opening riffs and warmed up their instruments. And as the applause continued to grow louder and louder the lights dimmed and from the side of the stage three figures came out dancing, including a familiar silhouette with dreads bouncing behind down his back.
Marley opened up the show with “Brothers and Sisters” a song originally performed under Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. He then went into a stream of classic and new songs including “Sunshine” from his most recent album “Fly Rasta” and then he went straight into the beloved “Love is My Religion.”
Marley ran through a list of his songs. The crowd cheered and sang along with each one. He covered the Bob Marley classic, “Could You Be Loved” amongst other hits.
Marley proved that he is the reigning king of reggae music with a genuineness and sheer talent one can’t begin to comprehend. He proves that music can have a powerful message. It can make one want to dance and change the world at the same time.
For more on Ziggy Marley and “Fly Rasta” check out ziggymarley.com