Julian Marley, the son of the reggae music icon Bob Marley, released a new single together with prominent Greek singer and songwriter Stamatis Gonidis on Tuesday.
The song has a Greek title: Monos mou boro (I can do it myself) and is released by Sonar Music Greece.
Stamatis Gonidis, 65, born on the Greek island of Kythnos is a popular singer and songwriter in Greece. Since he gave up a career in the merchant navy, he was first involved in songwriting in the 1980s.
In the following decades, he became one of the best-selling Greek artists in the laiko genre.
In June 2022, he revealed he was working on a collaboration with Marley.
Julian Marley and prominent Greek singer Stamatis Gonidis
The Marley – Gonidis duo follows the collaboration of another Greek singer, Konstantinos Argyros, and legendary rapper 50 Cent, who performed together in a concert in the Olympic Stadium of Athens in late October.
Julian Marley follows in his father’s footsteps and is a devout Rastafarian who uses his music to inspire his life and spirituality. He has received two Grammy award nominations.
Marley is a humanitarian and continues to build charitable missions. He still contributes to the Ghetto Youths Foundation in the spirit of his father.
He enjoys giving back to the youth in various communities whether it is playing with the children at the football fields in London or offering his free time with benefit concerts.
In February 2010, Marley and his brother, Kymani Marley, produced a “Miami for Haiti” benefit show which raised money towards the Haitian relief efforts alongside the Ghetto Youths Foundation by their side.
Although Marley holds Jamaica in his heart, he has widely credited his British upbringing as a deep influence on his musical career.
In an interview, he said that: “Growing up in London, remains a large part of who I am today. Musically, I have become increasingly aware of how self-motivating the history of the UK Reggae scene has been on my work.”
“I feel privileged to be part of the musical roots that my father laid in England,” he said, “and as the next generation of British born Reggae artists, I look forward to relating the cultural gifts that have been bestowed on to me back onto the UK music scene through my musical creations, visions and contributions.”