British Jamaican reggae star Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, is in Israel with The Uprising band as part of his global tour.
The Grammy-nominated musician, who last visited the country when he was a teenager, performs in Tel Aviv’s Barby club tonight (August 9).
Marley spent his first day in Israel in Jerusalem’s Old City, visiting the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels.
“It’s great to travel all around the world because there’s no place that the message of love is not needed,” Marley told The Jerusalem Post.
“Israel means to me right now a place where the people still need uplifting, and people will still need the music. The message is still needed because every day a new baby is born. So now in this time and age, it’s time to really remember our roots, remember the cause of life, remember why we are here. We are here to get back to that righteous state of mind. That glory, that perfect way.”
Marley’s third album, Awake, won Best Album of the Year at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York.