New generation ready to shine at One Love Music Festival

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one-love-music-festival-live-streaming-february-5.jpgThe new generation is ready to shine with third generation Marley songster, Skip, along with hot young artistes Kranium, Devin Di Dakta, and Sabrina the Diva, as well as event ambassadors, D'Burnz and CK, on the lineup for the One Love Music Festival, which takes place this week at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 4-5.

The two-day fundraiser celebrates the life of a legend, the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, and will benefit a number of ongoing charities, including SOS Children's Village, through the Bob Marley Foundation, Rose Hall Developments, and Sandals Foundation.

The line-up includes international acts Akon, Nico & Vinz, Kymani Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tessanne Chin, Skip Marley, Nadine Sutherland, Jesse Royal, NoMaddz, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Iba Mahr, Kranium, CK, Devin Di Dakta, Ikaya, D'Burnz, Sabrina the Diva, Teflon (Young King), and Ruff Kut band; with hosts Iceman and ZJ Sparks.

skip-marley.jpgThird generation musical Marley, Skip (born 1996), is flying the flag high with his recent single and video "Cry To Me" which was released on the Tuff Gong label and reached number one on the chart. His 2015 single "Life" also has topped charts globally and recently brought success to the new Sandals global ad campaign with his modern recording of his grandfather's classic "Three Little Birds."


Earning the name Kranium for his ability to record songs "straight off the head" with no pen or paper, in a very short time, he has established himself with breakout hit "Nobody Has to Know." The vivacious CK has released tracks by Konshens ("Body of the Year") and Ding Dong in addition to her own solo effort "Jus Don't Love You." D'Burnz has been attracting great interest in his single, "Bet You Neva Know." He has also been featured on local television as well as on the Wickie Wackie Music Fest and other notable live music events.

Kranium, CK, D'Burnz, Devin Di Dakta, and Sabrina the Diva represent the "next wave" of Jamaican pop stars. As expected, their sounds draw from the plethora of sonic colours but refashioned and spiced up for the present generation and beyond.


Writer, comedian, and one of the festival's MCs, Iceman, quickly gained the respect of his peers in entertainment writing music for Shaggy and Gramps Morgan, as well as getting writing and performance credit on the soundtrack for the urban-Jamaican cult classic "Shottas." His Debut Animated Film Ladies Man gone very wrong will be released in a couple months. Iceman's debut comedy album, Breadfruit Tree, was released last year and his first musical release will be released by Tuff Gong at the end of the year.

"One Love Music Festival represents quality music and overall integrity. A great event featuring top artistes who care about the music," states Iceman. He and his management team, led by JR Watkis, endorse this kind of progress. "We have no doubt that the community will benefit from the festival," he continues, "Bob Marley's spirit lives on."


The first female in RJR fm's afternoon slot and first ever TV Host of 'The Tastee Talent Trail,' ZJ Sparks is one of the few radio jocks demonstrably comfortable in a multi-genre setting. The former 'Royal Palm Estate' actress and budding music producer has a growing global rep that allows her to easily transition from upscale club rooms and corporate events to the annual Carnival celebrations to the streets.

"I am proud to be a part of the One Love festival because Bob Marley espoused unity and love which is something the world needs. Not only that," shares ZJ Sparks "but his name is synonymous with Brand Jamaica, entrepreneurship, feeling good and mental freedom. It is good to see that his children have perpetuated his philosophies and I am happy to be on board such an event."

These up and coming stars as well as the media hosts par excellence, Iceman and ZJ Sparks, join the likes of Akon, Kymani Marley and a host of other top musical acts at the famed Rose Hall Aqueduct, on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Tuff Gong CEO and Creative Director, Cedella Marley, said her father would undoubtedly have been proud to see his musical and social legacy extended through the event and via the upcoming artistes.