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Marcia Griffiths is currently one of the top reigning reggae artists in the world. She is the queen of reggae music. As one of the original I –Three’s vocalists with the great Bob Marley, Marcia is keeping the spirit of Bob Marley and the Wailers alive. Marcia is a direct link to the prophetical, proverbial king of Reggae – Bob Marley. In her shows she always covers some Bob Marley songs with class and sincerity.
This last February, Marcia was one of the strongest artists on the Raggamuffin festivals in the Long Beach arena and the San Diego Sports arena in southern California. Over the summer, 2010, Marcia Griffiths was very well represented on the festival circuit. She did a historical performance at Reggae in the Desert in Las Vegas on June 12th, greatly uplifting the energy of the festival. Her performance on the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival June 20th stood out very strongly as a top performance on that major festival. July 31st at Reggae on the River she also stood predominant, and on the Monterey Bay Reggae festival she again proved to be a definite highlight. Her energy and performances on all of these cornerstone California festivals were full of love and joy and good vibrations. Marcia Griffiths is a rare example of what true quality reggae music embodies.
May 15th Marcia attended a huge awards ceremony in Jamaica where she received an award for the greatest achievements in the music industry. Marcia is consistently very busy doing recording sessions, shows and tours in the Caribbean and beyond. She is always on the road. May 12th she was featured on a show in Jamaica for the European leaders and prime ministers. July 2010 she toured the eastern U.S. with Tanya Stevens. August 21st she performed in Toronto, Canada, and August 28th she performed on the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Benicassim, Spain. September 23rd she performed on a very successful show in Pittsburg with Steven Marley singing his father Bob’s set, with Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths on background vocals. This show happened where Bob Marley did his last live performance. On October 10th she is performing on a big stage show in Miami Florida. On the late annual U.S. Sunsplash Tour with Tony Johnson, Marcia used to do the tour every year.
Marcia’s Love is Automatic single with Busy Signal was number one on the England and European charts. Another of her big current songs that gets a lot of radio airplay is What Goes Up, Must Come Down which is a combination with Marcia and Queen Ifrica. She also has out a single called A Beer and a Girl, which is a song about the memories of life in Jamaica in the older days. This is one of the stronger songs on her live set. She has another hit playing out there called There is a time for Wars, which is a combination with Beres Hammond. Marcia also recently recorded a track for the new Third World album. Marcia Griffiths is a busy woman.
On the near horizon, Marcia Griffiths has a new double CD finished and ready for release in the near future called, Marcia and Friends. This CD features combinations with singers such as Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Bunny Rugs, Daville, Freddie McGregor, Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Diana King, Richie Stevens, Etana, Bob Andy and John Holt, amongst others.
For DJ’s on Marcia and Friends, there are combinations with Gentleman, Damian Marley, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and U Roy.
Marcia Griffiths is a special treat, bringing us inspired reggae music, backed by world class Jamaican band and excellent background vocalists. Her backing vocals are her son Taff, who has a beautiful voice and Ceby who is also an excellent vocalist. Marcia Griffiths puts on a show worth going out for.