Excerpt: The series follows the Marley brothers while in South Africa, observing them as they experience life in Johannesburg and travel to remote areas. South Africa held Bob Marley spellbound but this film discovers it through his sons’ eyes, as they share an exploration, keeping close to the heart of the country, meeting its people and encountering its wildlife.
Excerpt: While on the trip Ziggy was motivated by the prospect of performing with African musicians and the series finale sees him planning and performing a concert in Soweto. The series features Ziggy teaching local musicians to play his own music as well as his father’s classic music and rehearsing for the spontaneous performance. While on the trip Ziggy said “We are trying to perform a concert, for free, in Soweto because I want to show my respect to Soweto and the struggle. We are trying to do it on our own, guerilla style. Reggae music is free music. Like my father said nobody has ownership on it. It’s like oxygen, like the wind, like the rain”.
Excerpt: This has been the story of all of Marley’s sons, but most of them chose to make music anyway. While they may not have surpassed the father’s musical accomplishments, the Marley brothers have ensured that the family name is still held in high regard through their professional and personal lives.
Excerpt: With the show premiering on Discovery, Ziggy took time out to speak to Tonight about it.
“All three of us are fans of motorcycles and riding a motorcycle… the experience is very mental. It’s very conscious. You have to be aware and we like that, you know. We did the trip on bikes just to be open to the elements and to the people,” he explained.
Excerpt: “It was my first time to South Africa and I was kind of, I wouldn’t say surprised, but I felt very good about what I saw because before we made the trip I remember there was some sceptical news about how you need to get a vest for knife attacks and things like that because South Africa is so dangerous. So I think this film will show Africa in a light that I think a lot of people who have never been here before don’t really know of, and I think that’s good for Africa,” he said.
Excerpt: “The trip showed different sides of us I think, because look, I like roughing it, but Rohan ended up driving in a Rolls-Royce at one point. I thought we were supposed to be on bikes, roughing it, but he would rather be in a Rolls-Royce. So I gave him some attitude about that, you know, but I mean, we have differences, but we get on together well,” he said, defining the typical sibling rivalries.
Excerpt: The trio's trek, on Ducati motorbikes, is being filmed for a documentary. They haven't planned their trip and say they will travel to wherever the roads take them.
Excerpt: Ziggy said: "It's been wonderful to get back after a long day and relax by watching football. We love it."
Excerpt: Ziggy, a reggae star in his own right, said it was the brothers' first trip to South Africa: "We had no perceptions, but people told us Johannesburg was dangerous."
The brothers have sampled some local cuisine - including samp, which Rohan said was "very nice".