Search I-Reggaenation

Friday, March 19, 2010

Reggae`s Ky-Mani Marley Begins Book City Tour

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: Son of reggae legend, Ky-Mani Marley, has kicked off his book tour.

This comes on the heels of a statement from Marley via his MySpace page that he has made amends with Dr. Farrah Gray of Farrah Gray Publishing over the final edit of his book. Marley had initially said Gray distorted his words through unauthorized captions and changes to the cover and original title.

But now he said he is ready to do the tour. Marley was at a Barnes and Nobles in Atlanta on March 17th and moves on to Barnes and Nobles in Miami, FL on April 8th.

Marley`s book, `Dear Dad: Where`s the Family in Our Family, Today?,` tells the story of an outcast son, born out of wedlock, who was abandoned financially by the Marley family after his father`s death. Forced to grow up in a poverty-subsumed corner of Miami, Ky-Mani Marley found a way to his own stardom.

Marley had said he intended to share a story of redemption and healing and the bond of blood and a common name. Instead, he said he disagreed with the final product. A teaser on the bottom of the cover reads, "The Story the Marley Family Apparently Doesn't Want You to Know" while the working title was "Dear Dad: The Marley Son Who Persevered From the Streets to Prominence."

`My issue was with the subtitle only,` said Marley in a statement. `During the final edit of the book, I spoke with my sister, Cedella Marley, CEO of Tuff Gong Records, and I advised Dr. Farrah Gray that some changes had to be made (but) by the time I had the changes ready, it was the day of the printing, which would have obviously complicated the logistics, causing Farrah Gray Publishing damages and disruption.`

`Farrah Gray Publishing felt as if the subtitle was needed to explain the complexity of the situation. After my approaching Dr. Farrah Gray again and expressing my limited concerns, Farrah Gray Publishing has agreed to modify the subtitle on all new copies of `Dear Dad` and we are celebrating the resolution of this modification,` he added.

Gray and Marley will be going on a 27-city tour, both domestic and international.


Post a Comment