Reggae for Kids: Ziggy Marley Releases 'More Family Time'

More Family Time is the sequel to Family Time, Ziggy Marley's Grammy-winning children's album from 2009. Like the original, it's packed with guest stars: in this case, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Tom Morello, Alanis Morisette and his brother Stephen. The previous one featured Willie Nelson, Toots Hibbert, Jack Johnson, Paul Simon and his mother Rita and sister Cedella.

RELATED: Ziggy Celebrates Bob with Special Virtual Set

Like his father Bob who had 13 children, Ziggy is a family man; he has seven. So for him making reggae music for kids is second nature. According to the press release:

"To create the album, Ziggy aimed to capture the energy of his four-year-old son and put it into music form. The result will captivate children, while also keeping their parents engaged via his signature reggae sound."

Here's the first video release from the album, "Play With Sky," featuring Harper:


"More Family Time" Track Listing

1. Play with Sky (ft. Ben Harper)

2, Everywhere You Go (ft. Sheryl Crow)

3. Music Is In Everything (ft. Lisa Loeb)

4. Move Your Body (ft. Tom Morello, Busta Rhymes and Isaiah Marley)

5. Jambo (ft. Angelique Kidjo)

6. Please Excuse Me Thank You (ft. Alanis Morissette)

7. Garden Song of Miracles (ft. Stephen Marley)

8. Goo Goo Ga Ga

9. My Dog Romeo (ft. Romeo)

10. Wonderful People (ft. The Marley Kids)

BONUS CD TRACK: Today I Feel Silly (Jamie Lee Curtis reading her new kids book)

The Marley family is currently celebrating Bob's 75th year with a series of web events. Look for the #BobMarley75 hashtag.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.