Following the 2009 release of his children's album "Family Time," reggae musician Ziggy Marley is making music "wild and free" these days. A new series of singles randomly composed by the singer-guitarist are being released on his website as mp3 downloads with absolutely no cost to interested fans.
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"My friends I want to announce the launch of the wild and free singles. It's hard not to make music and since I happen to be in the studio I thought why not make some songs in between albums. So I decided to record a collection of singles which means one song at a time and call it the wild and free singles because they are just that, wild and free. I'll put them out as they come you can't control these things you know. Please feel free to send your family and friends to the sites to get the songs as they come out or share them out yourself. It's going to be a lot of fun doing these songs for you. Share and enjoy. Wild and free. love ziggy."
The first song in the series, Africa Land, was inspired by last summer's World Cup festivities in South Africa and features brother Stephen Marley. The second single to follow is A Fire Burns for Freedom. A pro-hemp/marijuana anthem, Ziggy Marley sings of what he sees as the plant's positive multipurpose uses. In an accompanying interview on YouTube, the reggae musician explained prior to Proposition 19's reckoning day at the ballot how the appraisal of marijuana and the move to legalize it should be much more expansive in its vision.