Ky-Mani Marley, the second youngest son Robert Nesta Marley, has returned to the scene with Maestro, his first musical offering since 2007’s Radio. The project name represents the man well as maestro means master and Ky-Mani is just that, a true master at his craft. Earlier this week at LPR in lower Manhattan, those skills were on display in special form at his album release event. Ky-Mani and a small band truly electrified the intimate crowd with some of his father’s classics and his own infectious melodies, including “Get High.”
Marley’ new album delivers just as refreshingly as his stage show. From love ballads to tunes that make you want to get up and dance, this project brings all of the positive energy you expect from a Marley, wrapped up neatly in a fine package. It also showcases the diverse skill set that he brings by way of growing up with his own unique perspective.
The star of the cult classic film “Shottas” sat down with us recently to discuss the new album, check it out above.