Ky-mani Marley is offcially an author and has embarked upon a 27-city book signing tour for his newly released autobiography ‘Dear Dad’. The book tour was slightly delayed due to issues with the young, self-made millionaire and entrepreneur, Dr. Farrah Gray. The two have made amends and have begun hitting cities near you. One of his first stops was Atlanta! For book signing and tour dates near you, check listings on Ky-Mani Marley’s MySpace:. By the way, I had a great interview with Ky-mani so check back soon now, go ahead and check out the pics!
Ky-mani dropped by The Shrine of the Black Madonna last night. The crowd was so overwhelming it was necessary to move to a larger space to accommodate everyone. After everyone was comfortably seated in the larger room, Ky-mani made his entrance. The very handsome, tenth son of the legendary reggae icon Bob Marley entered the room with a great big beautiful smile and to a standing O. He is not only handsome, he is also gracious (yes, I’m smitten – holla at your girl Ky-mani!).
Ky-mani first took time to engage his fiercely loyal fans by answering their questions. His responses came across as extremely sincere and genuine. He was very humble in his appearance wearing no jewelry and his responses, too, were very humble.
When asked by local Caribbean radio personality Joan Savoury if his success was largely attributable to his father’s legacy, he laughed and invited her to sit more closely so that she could judge his musical talent for herself – it was quite amusing! After the brief reparte, Ky-mani got to business and blessed the crowd with ttwo songs. I believe that Joan’s opinion may have changed after the performance!!!
Ky-mani posted the following on his MySpace page:
I stand behind the content of my book “Dear Dad” 100%, published by Farrah Gray Publishing. My story is “my story”, and I don’t deny who I am or my experiences. My issue was with the subtitle only. During the final edit of the book, I spoke with my sister, Cedella Marley, CEO of Tuff Gong Records, and I advise Dr. Farrah Gray that some changes had to be made, 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. Dr. Gray and I will be going on a 27-city tour, both domestic and international and persevere above it all. I have not only written and performed songs of redemption around the world like my father, but I have lived and survived to tell my own personal inspiring redemptive story in the face of abandonment. I encourage my fans and my father’s fans to read “Dear Dad”, the title derived from my hit song “Dear Dad”. There is another issue that has hit close to home for both Dr. Gray and I: Farrah’s sister, the late Greek Gray, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and he became the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) spokesperson. I have two young sons that suffer from sickle cell disease, ultimately inspiring me to establish my charitable “Love Over All” Foundation (LOAF). However, here’s the irony: a bone marrow transplant match is the best hope for a cure or a longer life for those afflicted with leukemia and sickle cell disease. During the 27-city tour, he and I will launch a nationwide public awareness campaign to educate the public about the need for more Black and African American bone marrow, blood stem cell, and umbilical cord blood donors to join the NMDP Registry