Marley, Cedella (1967–)

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Marley, Cedella (1967–)

Jamaican singer, musician and actresss. Name variations: Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Born Aug 23, 1967, in Kingston, Jamaica; dau. of Bob Marley (reggae musician) and Rita Marley (reggae musician); sister of David "Ziggy" Marley (reggae musician) and Stephen Marley; half-sister of Sharon Marley Prendergast (singer).

With brothers and halfsister Sharon, formed Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers in Kingston, Jamaica (1979) and recorded single, "Children Playing in the Streets"; with Melody Makers, signed contract with EMI America and released pop reggae album, Play the Game Right (1985); with band, moved to Virgin Records and released Conscious Party (1988), with the hit, "Tomorrow People"; acted in films The Mighty Quinn (1989), Joey Breaker (1993), and Kla$h (1995); other albums released with Melody Makers include One Bright Day (1989), Jahmekya (1991), Joy and Blues (1993), Fallen Is Babylon (1997) and Spirit of Music Chant (1999).