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  • Writer's pictureJamar Cleary

Damian Marley Unveils Visualizer for Rendition of 'My Sweet Lord'

Updated: Jan 13

Grammy Award-winning Artist Pays Tribute to San Basilio De Palenque in Powerful and Captivating New Music Video for Cover of George Harrison's Classic

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley Pays Tribute to the Colombian City of San Palenque De Basilio

4-time Grammy-Award winning international reggae star, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, released a raw and uplifting music video for his July rendition of the George Harrison classic "My Sweet Lord."

"My Sweet Lord" is a reinterpretation of Harrison's 1970 hit from the album "All Things Must Pass". Marley infuses his signature reggae style and soulful vocals, offering a fresh perspective to the spiritual anthem.

Known for his thought-provoking and impactful visuals, Marley teamed up with his long-time partner, B+ of Mochilla, and chose the northern Colombian town of San Basilio De Palenque as the backdrop for the video. Back in 1603, a group of African slaves broke away from their Spanish captors and built San Basilio De Palenque as "the first free city in the Americas." Marley chose to celebrate this haven of Afro-Colombian culture.

He shares, “During a trip to LA, I heard the song 'My Sweet Lord,' a couple of times, and I really liked it. Back in Miami, we jammed to it with a reggae beat and I envisioned creating a cool, reggae-style version. Given recent events in my life and my family’s experiences, releasing the song now feels more significant than ever. It's a meaningful, spiritual piece, and in the current context, feels right.

This release marks Marley's first solo project since 2019's "Reach Home Safe" and his debut under his label, Ghetto Youths International, operated with his brothers Stephen and Julian Marley.

Later this month, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley is set to delight his fans with the promise of more music.


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