Yes, this is my first time in India. It is a place I have always looked forward to visiting, so, to know that it is happening now is great, and I really appreciate the opportunity to perform for the people here. I have come to India with great love, and am looking forward to experiencing the positive vibes and spreading the message of unity and oneness through music.
2. What can people expect from your performance? What all will your closing act include?
Music is a universal language that breaks all barriers. It breaks race and it breaks class. People might not speak English, but they move to the vibrations of the music. The rhythm of the music is like a heartbeat, and that creates unity. When I play music, I feeling joyous. It’s an overwhelming feel. I love to play music to a live audience, and so with this experience, it is the people that will create the inspiration, and breathe new life into the songs written in the past. We deliver conscious music, and this mission is about spreading the message of our forefathers.
3. How inspired are you from your father?
Even though I have many influences, my father is my teacher and his influence is embedded in me. I grow from the inspiration of all of my forefathers, but in my heart it is the music that comes from my father. He is the tradesman, he is our teacher, he is a part of us, and that is something we respect. His music was about spreading the message, the spirit and the love of Reggae music and I follow that as well.
— Julian Marley will perform at Live From the Console in Goa on December 30