Ziggy Marley is an eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, musician, producer, activist and humanitarian who has cultivated a legendary career for close to 40 years. The eldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy has hewed his own path as a musical pioneer, infusing the reggae genre with funk, blues, rock and other elements through mindful songcraft. Equal parts master storyteller and motivational guide, he deftly explores issues from environmental awareness to self-empowerment, social injustice to political inequity, while returning again and again to the transformative power of love. And over the past 15 years with his own companies, Tuff Gong Worldwide and Ishti Music, Marley has complete control of his masters and publishing; alongside his charity URGE – benefiting the well-being of children in Jamaica, Africa, and North America.
Urian Hackney is a drummer and recording engineer/producer who plays drums for Rough Francis and Detroit’s The Armed. Working out of his Burlington-based studio, The Box, Urian records reggae and mixes them into dubs on his vintage console with analog reverb and tape echo delay boxes. Drawing inspiration from King Tubby, Prince Jammy, and Lee "Scratch" Perry, he brings a compact version of his studio to create a live dub performance from tracks he recorded himself in his studio.