Marley Duo Teams Up With Dead Legend Nat King Cole
Reggae royalty Damian and Stephen Marley have collaborated with Executive Prodcuer Carole Cole, daughter of the late great Nat King Cole on an album project entitled, RE:GENERATION, to be released March 10th 2009.
Distributed by CAPITOL/EMI the album will feature a variety of Hiphop, Reggae, Latin, and RnB superstars on collaborated tracks with the Nat King Cole. These include such noted talents as new neo soul sensation Amp Fiddler, who recently completed a series of singles with the legendary riddim twins Sly&Robbie, Rap Aficionado Nas, Latin Jazz superstar Bebel Gilberto, and Cee-lo, amongst others.
The album is a fundamental splice remix of Nat King Cole’s extensive catalog and has been the canvas for this ambitious, culturally diverse project.
In a statement issued by Nat King Cole’s daughter Sarah Cole, she expressed the deep connection that this musical bridge has created and hopes the project will inspire continued musical dialogue between generations.
“We have no doubts that if Nat were here today, he would embrace all of the artists on this record as well as the ones we were unable to get next to. He would want to produce them and encourage them to leave their own indelible mark on the cultural landscape. And as a bona fide music lover, Dad would buy their music and be a loyal fan." She further stated.
To launch RE:GENERATIONS, Capitol/EMI has commissioned an original Cole-inspired mural by the gifted international muralist/graffiti artist, Man One, for Capitol's historic Hollywood lot. Assisted by two students from The HeArt Project, a local mentoring program (http://www.theheartproject.org), Man One completed the impressive mural this week which powerfully depicts Nat King Cole as a ubiquitous force who transcends the ages.
This inspired congregation of audio and visual art acknowledges the timeless appeal of Cole's catalog. From its invention to its re-invention, from each generation to the next, Cole's music is always fresh and innovative.
The Reggae News Agency
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