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.
SET LIST
"Slave Mill"
"So a Child May Follow"
"Speak Life"
MUSICIANS
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
CREDITS
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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    27 dagen geleden

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    This has continued to save me time and time again. Blessings

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    I’m so in love!! I’d follow him anywhere😍😍

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    Rastafarian is beautiful

  6. Justsomedude
    Justsomedude
    4 dagen geleden

    So beautiful

  7. Eduardo
    Eduardo
    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing how this session is healing me! JAH Bless!

  8. Mark Parker
    Mark Parker
    6 dagen geleden

    Muchísimas gracias a vosotros 😎😍

  9. Phil McIntosh
    Phil McIntosh
    6 dagen geleden

    Perfect tends exists

  10. Shelley Plant
    Shelley Plant
    8 dagen geleden

    When you coming to Toronto, Ontario, Canada!!#!!

    1. Derrick Brown
      Derrick Brown
      3 dagen geleden

      Tomorrow lol

  11. Bruno Sousa
    Bruno Sousa
    8 dagen geleden

    my ex loved this tiny desk and although it hurts me listening to this, at the same time it makes me calm and fullfiled, she might not come back but atleast this is a little piece of her that I have..

  12. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    9 dagen geleden

    The Only Place we Fight is the Bed and the Rest of the Life ........

  13. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    9 dagen geleden

    It's Idiot to think I'm Idiot !!!!!! Plus I can Car You in 2 Months ........

  14. GAMPINNYLive
    GAMPINNYLive
    9 dagen geleden

    The greatest lyricist of all time. The greatest reggae fusionist to ever touch this planet. Damien the Greatest🍷😍😍. Love from Africa 🙌🏾

  15. Phil McIntosh
    Phil McIntosh
    10 dagen geleden

    We love you cause I get God safe

  16. Emerson Mendes
    Emerson Mendes
    10 dagen geleden

    curti o sotaque dele

  17. Clean Liven
    Clean Liven
    11 dagen geleden

    Is funny how I like this version better than the album. Jus like many of his fathers tunes. Wish there were caps for my dad . He can't hear the great words.....

  18. VOLEN Milchev
    VOLEN Milchev
    11 dagen geleden

    бате, ше се разплача

    1. VOLEN Milchev
      VOLEN Milchev
      3 dagen geleden

      Peace brother ❤️

    2. Derrick Brown
      Derrick Brown
      3 dagen geleden

      Peace brother, stay safe

  19. badhabit
    badhabit
    11 dagen geleden

    New Rule: Whenever Damian comes on Tiny Desk he has to do at least 7 songs. The ladies sounds so Angelic.

  20. Joaquín Blum Pérez
    Joaquín Blum Pérez
    11 dagen geleden

    14:37 yes uruguay

  21. Marc André Simard
    Marc André Simard
    12 dagen geleden

    An harmony evermore defying by reason of truth Alike as so if there's a darker pale dwelling deeper Singing letters of a long standing concreted aside rose's petals A ray blissed only by moment Tellers far at a pretentious closeby living shelter of a softer silhouette A pasted same slowed jammed and rollin by a faith through Doe's purposes confounded into purpose a summer nailed at snowings by dawns

  22. Joao Albino
    Joao Albino
    13 dagen geleden

    Perfet damian

  23. Kalkidan Endale
    Kalkidan Endale
    14 dagen geleden

    I'd love to see him live.

  24. Michel Jacobsen
    Michel Jacobsen
    14 dagen geleden

    One love from Elmshorn Brother!

  25. CirceEnchants
    CirceEnchants
    15 dagen geleden

    Just wonderful!

  26. Толеген Шалбаев
    Толеген Шалбаев
    16 dagen geleden

    Очень красиво. Спасибо за концерт.

  27. Cata Gomes
    Cata Gomes
    16 dagen geleden

    Cannot stop listen 😍😍😍 thank yoooou all 😍😍😍😍

  28. Harvey Steers
    Harvey Steers
    16 dagen geleden

    Powerful

  29. silvana dragicevic
    silvana dragicevic
    17 dagen geleden

    serbia jamaica forever

  30. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    18 dagen geleden

    Science do what She can, it's going very Fast since a Century ..... But our Way of Life is a lot to slow !!!!!!

  31. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    18 dagen geleden

    Ransom !!!!!! There is 3 Fingers .........

  32. Jimmy Melaku
    Jimmy Melaku
    18 dagen geleden

    Burna Boy ⚡ Black Coffee ⚡ Tiwari Savage ⚡ Damien 'Jr Gong ' Marley⚡ Oliver Mtukudzi ⚡ Protoje⚡ Thank you NPR!!!

  33. The Selah Justice Show
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    This Was a GreAt Show And i Will Check out OUT Podcast 100

  34. Cameron Eagle
    Cameron Eagle
    18 dagen geleden

    Here's so lyrics...we are free but we don't care, we complain everyday, we like to play victim in every way, we live in big mansion but we think we poor, we have equal rights but we don't like it, we prefer to act oppressed, we won't stop fighting and complaining, never stop the fight, never stop think we are slaves....

  35. Pedro Rioja
    Pedro Rioja
    18 dagen geleden

    Dont mind me, im here for the 5123434th time, but thanks.

  36. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    20 dagen geleden

    What's the Difference between a Nut and an Egg ?????? A few CM3.... Redoublement !!!!!!

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  38. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    21 dag geleden

    My Favourite Track is a Sandwich .........

  39. syre cunningham
    syre cunningham
    21 dag geleden

    Amazing! Simply wonderful.Praise be to JAH☝️

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    22 dagen geleden

    WOW......

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    I would like to Buy a Computer, Alcohol and Peas ...... You Welcome Mister !!!!!!

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    You guys need to have jboog on!

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    The song selection is impeccable. I so wish many people could hear the words, be inspired, be motivated. Jah bless!

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    We have many Cracks but we have a second Layer ........

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    Give Thanks Bless

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    26 dagen geleden

    rich brian please

  49. luv life
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    28 dagen geleden

    Speak life ♥️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    28 dagen geleden

    That has got to be my favorite song now. The more I listen to it, I feel and hear his fathers energy. What a solid message it is sending.

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    1. Bocaj Byers
      Bocaj Byers
      28 dagen geleden

      Thank you D

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    jean-baptiste coeroli
    28 dagen geleden

    There's Reading ..........

  53. Kelly Clark
    Kelly Clark
    29 dagen geleden

    Bless up good ppl,blaze on🔥❤️💛💚

  54. Bhekani Mthethwa
    Bhekani Mthethwa
    29 dagen geleden

    Mara dat opening track juniya....outta this world!!!

  55. Zig Nigga
    Zig Nigga
    29 dagen geleden

    My real name is ziggi after ziggy Marley, but man Damian is my favorite son!

  56. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    29 dagen geleden

    I like Negative Mergins, the Empire Finances Me !!!!!!!!!!

  57. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    29 dagen geleden

    We grow the Flower ..... We don't water it ........

  58. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    29 dagen geleden

    If we loose Control it's a Bad Sign ........

  59. Rankin Jo
    Rankin Jo
    Maand geleden

    Some people just don’t understand the difference that when the thumb goes up means like and when it’s comes down means dislike so they take dislike for like.

  60. Awe Opemipo
    Awe Opemipo
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    Spiritual!!

  61. Galan Electric
    Galan Electric
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    ✊🏾 the Fist up for these soldiers. Thank you General Marley🎖

  62. Nahed Amer
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    “I feel like It's a mystery How we can keep repeating our history Making the same mistakes as our ancestry Seems like all of life lessons missed we It's risky” A true Legend.

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    His music brings peace and relaxation to my soul 💙

  64. Ibrahima jaiteh
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    Hi big up to all mi Friends and familys greeting from Mr Dj original father Bob Marley non as Ibrahima jaiteh i live in Italy feeling my own music i wish to be there in Jamaica

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    IMAGINE TO BOB MARLEY IN TINY DESK?

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      😭😭😭

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    My fav 🙏🏾❤️

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    Who else is feeling what he’s saying

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    I don't always have red hair But when I do, I have it like hers ! 🤘

  69. Luis Franco
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    Good music

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    Neural Earth Drone Teams
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    Accept it as it comes. If you trade your time for money then you perpetuate the corruption. I hope one day those who preach with word preach with action.

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    Sri Flute
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    Great reminds me of happy days busking in Camden Town market,Leceister Square and Covent Garden,back in the day

  72. Alexis Palavicini
    Alexis Palavicini
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    put this on spotify pleaseee🥺

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    Роман Беспалов
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    на тамах, на бэквокале, на гитар - за музыку!

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    Роман Беспалов
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    на русском скажу" это бя шедевр!

  75. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
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    I'll stop Smoking ........

  76. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    We make Love Meanly, it's our Style !!!!!!!!!

  77. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    It's Six Months Bro .......

  78. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    At least the Raviolis are Mine !!!!!!!!!

  79. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    I wouldn't fight the Red .........

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    SYMONE ROSE
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    🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶💥💥💥💥💥

  81. Benry TV
    Benry TV
    Maand geleden

    Feel so blessed to have watched and had many ear-gassums and I will surely cause many by spreading your magical and pure energy set around to as many people I can. Be good to your neighbors and make them your friends, and as friends, we cant be enemies. Peace and love to all. Benrytv on twitch :)

  82. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    No Weapon !!!! Fight with your hands if you are a Man !!!!!!!!!

  83. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    It's Whisky ??????

  84. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    I was raised, I was Lucky

  85. Christian Stanton
    Christian Stanton
    Maand geleden

    Skip Marley is keeping the name and legacy alive and is up for a Grammy with an amazing album. Bob's music and influence is still touching generations

  86. Wiskunde Juffie_deur Lizette Booys
    Wiskunde Juffie_deur Lizette Booys
    Maand geleden

    Oooh my goooosh!!!! The way this was meant for meee 😍😍😍

  87. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    Talc ???????

  88. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    When I concentrate Ennemies have Problems .......

  89. Sideswip Kicker
    Sideswip Kicker
    Maand geleden

    I guess I never really listened to the lyrics of this genre of music. It’s actually kinda inspirational

  90. iztheillest
    iztheillest
    Maand geleden

    Jr. Gong! 🔥

  91. Ramona981
    Ramona981
    Maand geleden

    Speak life gives me chills after each verse

  92. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    I may a Lamb today, but I'm 6'2'' so don't try too much ........

  93. Trong Bak
    Trong Bak
    Maand geleden

    Spiritual 💯❤️

  94. Ariel Meilij
    Ariel Meilij
    Maand geleden

    Damian Marley took reggae music to another level of evolution. His lyrics hit deep within the soul, and the ambiance he creates is one of calm and peace.

    1. Michael Bwire
      Michael Bwire
      6 dagen geleden

      I agree

  95. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    No Astronauts ???? No Surgeons ????? No Olympic Gold Medal ??????

  96. Eyosyas Kebede
    Eyosyas Kebede
    Maand geleden

    10:00 Love from ETH, keeping spreading the good word!

  97. Davian Heron
    Davian Heron
    Maand geleden

    JAMAICA FI LIFE MUSIC

  98. BadAssVegan
    BadAssVegan
    Maand geleden

    One my absolute favorite artists who has never been afraid to tell it is in his lyrics. More people need to actually listen to his word play.

  99. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    Maand geleden

    I can easily do that Jump !!!!!!! Do It !!!!!!!!!

  100. Robert Newell
    Robert Newell
    Maand geleden

    *Of all of Bob’s children Junior Gong sounds the most like his Pops’* *LITTLE AXE SHARPENED WAY SHARP*