Damian Marley brings his beats to Levitate fest in Marshfield


At the jam-packed gate of a Bob Marley tribute concert in Jamaica, a security guard noticed the late “Tuff Gong” Marley’s youngest son, then just a kid, stuck in the crowd.

“He started to clear people out of the way, and his way of doing it was saying: ‘It’s Gong Junior! Gong Junior coming through! Gong Junior!’ ” says Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, 40. “I picked up the name and stuck with it.”

Born in 1978 to the late reggae icon and to Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, Damian was just 2 when his father died.

The four-time Grammy winner has built a name for himself as a reggae artist with crossover hip-hop appeal and high-energy live shows.

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Linda J