Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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  • Watch Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley play "Slave Mill", "So a Child May Follow" and "Speak Life" at the Tiny Desk.
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    Sept. 9, 2019 | Felix Contreras -- There was a distinct feeling of history in the air when Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley took his place in our office with his band, and it wasn't just the legend behind his surname. For fifteen minutes, we were treated to the same socially relevant reggae that his father, legendary Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, made popular when he put the genre on the international music map.
    With eyes shut, Marley dug deep into the healing power of music with songs from his 2017 album Stony Hill. "So A Child May Follow" addresses the troubles youth confront around the globe and how to persevere to succeed. "Speak Life" sums up the message of his music and his turn behind the Tiny Desk: live a life that will enable us to survive life's slings and arrows with dignity and love. But what makes his music stand out on this session is the prominence of the acoustic guitar and piano in the arrangements, which makes the familiar sound somewhat new.
    And let's address the elephant in the room: Damian's father cast a giant, magnificent shadow on the world and it can't be easy to follow in those footsteps as a songwriter and musician. "Jr. Gong" (after his father's nickname of "Tuff Gong") seems to be undaunted by that legacy and instead draws on it for inspiration and guidance. Not to mention there is more than a hint of his father's unmistakable singing voice that so often preached the same messages of self-identity and self-determination that his youngest son is now doing so successfully.
    "Slave Mill"
    "So a Child May Follow"
    "Speak Life"
    Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley: vocals; Roselyn Williams: vocals; Sherieta Lewis: vocals; Sean "Pow" Diedrick: keys; Courtney "Bam" Diedrick: drums; Shiah Coore: bass; Elton "Elly B" Brown: guitar
    Producers: Abby O'Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Andy Huether; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri, Jeremiah Rhodes, CJ Riculan; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Paul Georgoulis; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Shuran Huang/NPR
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  • Iceman The 3rd
    Iceman The 3rd Jam Yang lalu

    Bless Up Big Man !!!

  • Matty80822
    Matty80822 7 jam yang lalu

    i would bow down forehead to concrete to give damian his respect. not many if any others. he's a real human

  • Christine Nwosuji
    Christine Nwosuji 10 jam yang lalu

    So soothing

  • c j
    c j Hari Yang lalu +1

    They need tarrus riley on here

  • Emir Ağrılı
    Emir Ağrılı Hari Yang lalu

    We d love to see NAS with D. Marley

  • M. Ayanna Johnson
    M. Ayanna Johnson Hari Yang lalu

    ...there's riches that the flesh cant touch.

  • Mr. Jazzbo
    Mr. Jazzbo 2 hari yang lalu

    "Speak Life" really hits

  • Kobby Brown
    Kobby Brown 3 hari yang lalu


  • Selwyn Baptiste
    Selwyn Baptiste 4 hari yang lalu

    Bless up!!! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 Gong NEVER disappoints.

  • GLORIA MARIA Benitez
    GLORIA MARIA Benitez 4 hari yang lalu


  • Alex Cazet
    Alex Cazet 4 hari yang lalu


  • K.leigh
    K.leigh 4 hari yang lalu

    👑🙏🏽😍 the BEST!!

    BOBMARLEYfAN3752 5 hari yang lalu

    Love Damien Jr. Gong Marley!

  • Karen Small
    Karen Small 5 hari yang lalu

    Speak Life is my Mantra ...Speak Life is my sweet wake up alarm every AM:)

  • Jay Russo
    Jay Russo 5 hari yang lalu

    I must have been under a rock for the past few years... I didn't know he released any new music since Welcome to Jamrock in '05.

  • Hilda Daye
    Hilda Daye 5 hari yang lalu

    Love!! Respect!

  • Jon Chrzanowski
    Jon Chrzanowski 5 hari yang lalu +1

    The recording quality is top notch every time this makes me happy.

  • Porsche Neale
    Porsche Neale 5 hari yang lalu

    This was so beautiful

  • s h
    s h 6 hari yang lalu +2

    Is voice as a clear ring like a bell.. He sounds like a record playing

  • Erron Ellington
    Erron Ellington 6 hari yang lalu

    Would listen to this bredda all day. The baddest Marley offspring by far. Big up Junior to the Gong!!!

  • Drew Smith
    Drew Smith 6 hari yang lalu

    Sounds so much like his Father

  • Fañchic Bzh
    Fañchic Bzh 7 hari yang lalu

    Magnifique!!! Merci

  • John Ibrahim
    John Ibrahim 8 hari yang lalu

    Hi big up to mi family dat great vibration respect to u all over there I am listening in Italy my name is ibrahima jaiteh kabba I born in sierra lions Freetown growth up in the Gambia

  • Odraude blanco
    Odraude blanco 8 hari yang lalu

    fire lyrics bless up

  • Odraude blanco
    Odraude blanco 8 hari yang lalu

    i love how the bassman respect demian junior gun that he does what he has to do nothing more
    bless up

  • Coda Caesara
    Coda Caesara 8 hari yang lalu

    😂😂😂😂 10:26 what was so funny?

  • Ahmed Arroliga
    Ahmed Arroliga 8 hari yang lalu +1


  • Monroe hill jr.
    Monroe hill jr. 9 hari yang lalu

    One loves

  • Troy Dash
    Troy Dash 10 hari yang lalu

    can't lie. I didnt know Damian was this good!

  • Jaroslav Castven
    Jaroslav Castven 10 hari yang lalu

    Jah bless

  • Mellorock Ò_Ó
    Mellorock Ò_Ó 10 hari yang lalu


  • Lucky M
    Lucky M 10 hari yang lalu

    So if you love somebody hurry up and talk...

  • KAS
    KAS 10 hari yang lalu

    can we get a Buju?

  • Naomi Kenney
    Naomi Kenney 11 hari yang lalu

    Jr Gong❤️❤️❤️

  • Capital Ghost
    Capital Ghost 11 hari yang lalu

    One word, PHENOMENAL!!!

  • VIVacious WANGECI
    VIVacious WANGECI 12 hari yang lalu

    pls pls pls bring Tarrus riley!!....my life will be complete thereafter... oh and Turbulence of course.

  • Артём Трушин
    Артём Трушин 12 hari yang lalu


  • Billy Willy
    Billy Willy 12 hari yang lalu +2

    True that man I feel that my love to you is real 1 love star 🤝♥️🤝

  • Gonzalo García
    Gonzalo García 12 hari yang lalu


  • hazar
    hazar 13 hari yang lalu

    Thx mami

  • Addam Woolf
    Addam Woolf 14 hari yang lalu +1

    This brought tears to my eyes. I haven't heard this much Honesty and Truth in music for so long! The Marley Family has left us with such Wisdom! ✌❤🐺

  • Addam Woolf
    Addam Woolf 14 hari yang lalu

    WO MON SAY I EAR. ✌❤🐺

  • Louis Chavez
    Louis Chavez 14 hari yang lalu


  • Adrienne Woodfork
    Adrienne Woodfork 14 hari yang lalu +2

    I will probably make this into one million views by my dang self ! ♌️✊🏾💥✊🏾

  • Ali Kasem
    Ali Kasem 15 hari yang lalu +2

    When I first heard those beginning vocals I had to take a minute to compose myself because I knew this would be one of the best TDC’s. Damian truly embodies ‘Jr Gong’ Marley

  • Joss Berrett
    Joss Berrett 15 hari yang lalu

    Once again the mixing on a tiny desk concert is beyond upper level.

  • Marlen
    Marlen 15 hari yang lalu

    Dem back up singers boi! God IS Dope!

  • R C
    R C 16 hari yang lalu

    Dude on the drums looks like he doesnt speak, instead letting his instrument do all the talking.

  • Judo Johnny
    Judo Johnny 16 hari yang lalu +1

    Nine to five a week end a short thrill... sad to be.

  • EvanRooster
    EvanRooster 17 hari yang lalu

    Vote for Bernie.

  • Karin  castellanos
    Karin castellanos 18 hari yang lalu


  • KaDeija Dalrymple
    KaDeija Dalrymple 18 hari yang lalu

    Erghhh meh gawddd my baby 😍😍❤

  • shunell collier
    shunell collier 19 hari yang lalu


  • April S
    April S 20 hari yang lalu

    One of the only artists that sounds better live than on the actual track. I love Damian and his messages ❤️

  • iwantitall 28
    iwantitall 28 21 hari yang lalu

    Man this is so Dope 🔥. Uplifting music you can feel deep down in your soul

  • gabyalon
    gabyalon 21 hari yang lalu

    Mr Marley dropped the bomb!

  • Felipe Guedes
    Felipe Guedes 21 hari yang lalu +1

    Tô emocionado!!! Que coisa linda 🇯🇲🇧🇷

  • Elio Emmanuel
    Elio Emmanuel 21 hari yang lalu


  • David S Onamusi
    David S Onamusi 22 hari yang lalu

    This is some really 'Woke" Music! Bob will be so proud of Damian Jr.

  • Todah YHUH9
    Todah YHUH9 22 hari yang lalu

    EVERYTHING FOR THE NEW GENERATIONS! shout out to the babies and the milk and honey thats still fed by one Allmighty