2009-06-06This album’s title says it all. The recording pours out warm, heartfelt songs about family, love, and life lessons as it focuses on music for children. Ziggy says of the album, “As a father and a son I know first hand how important music can be in a child’s growth and development, and how important it can be in a parent’s connection with their children…this record is really an extension of my family’s daily life.” Several guest stars show up on Family Time, including mother Rita Marley, sister Cedella Marley, and daughter Judah Marley. Also making appearances are Paul Simon, Toots Hibbert, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga, Jamie Lee Curtis, and kids' music stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Laurie Berkner. Family Time is a great introduction to contemporary Reggae for kids, and Ziggy Marley's message of love and family just can't be beat. Ziggy's heart is in the right place, too: proceeds from the sale of Family Time will benefit Chepstowe Basic School in Port Antonio, Jamaica. ~Reviewed by LaRae
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