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Ziggy Marley

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley first sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley, when he was ten years old. This had a profound impact on his career, his life, and his feelings toward music education. Ziggy joined Little Kids Rock’s honorary board in 2008 to help put music back in public schools. He has visited schools, jammed with students, invited students to his soundchecks, and recorded a public service announcement all in effort to help Little Kids Rock reach more chldren across the country with music education and instruments. Most recently, Little Kids Rock and the Marley family’s foundation 1Love.org have partnered to further Little Kids Rock’s mission.”I believe music is an integral part of society,” Marley says. “To develop freethinking; artistic thinking; different awareness. You are a little bit more aware of nature, of other human beings. For me music is all about opening up consciousness. Opening up a part of our brain that needs to be open. Music brings people together. Music teaches unity. Music is a very powerful tool, not only for educational development, but human development, emotional development, spiritual development. As the cliché says, “children are the future.” And that is true. If we want to change anything in this world, we have to start with the kids.”