Elijah Marley - The Singing Drummer | Damian Marley's 12 Year Old Son @ Marley Earthstrong Celebration
02/07/2022 by Reggaeville
Bob Marley's 77th Earthstrong was celebrated with a 8 hour virtual stream on February 6, 2022. The grand finale was a 20 minute in-studio performance by The Marley Brothers (Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Julian & Ky-Mani Marley). You can watch the Marley Brothers segment here!
In case you missed the full live stream. It's still available here and it features a wide selection of performances, a tour of the newly installed Rita Marley exhibtion at the Bob Marley museum and much more... find several segments listed in our video section here.
A standout performance and surprise was the appearance of Bob Marley's grandson Elijah Marley, the 12-year-old son of Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. Elijah had a few guest appearances with Damian on stage in recent years. His performance at Reggae Sumfest 2018 certainly got the most attention, when he joined in for Could You Be Loved. Watch it here!
As a tribute to his grandfather's 77th birthday, Elijah put on an impressive set in which he not only sang but also played drums. He was accompanied by a small band including Shiah Coore. During the first hour of the live stream, Elijah sang Three Little Birds.
Five hours later, he showcased the full diversity of his skills in a 13-minute medley:
- Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
- Rock Stone (Stephen Marley & Capleton Cover)
- God’s Country (Blake Shelton Cover)
- Mr. Marley (Damian Marley Cover)
- Give Dem Some Way (Damian Marley Cover)
Watch Elijah Marley's performance here: