Ziggy Marley

Your first taste of Wild and Free, the fourth solo record from Bob Marley’s eldest son that accompanies his comic book debut, Marijuanaman, might cause a double take; a pro-marijuana-legalization track is far from out of the ordinary for a reggae star, but a duet with actor Woody Harrelson is decidedly less expected. (Or, if you take a glance at Harrelson's legal record, maybe it isn't). Still, Ziggy—the son who followed closest in his father’s footsteps, sounding so familiar in some instances that you could easily mistake the two—doesn’t stray far from the familiar themes of peace, love, weed, and revolution. Instead of wondering why he hasn’t adjusted the mold, a more appropriate question might be, “Why fix what isn’t broken?” Or, in Ziggy’s light and breezy words, “A world without dreams has lost its sense… so I put reggae in my head.” NICK FELDMAN

Wed., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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