Bambaata Marley

Birth Name: Daniel Bambaata Robert Nesta Marley

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Date of Birth: July 12, 1989

*father – African-Jamaican, one quarter English
*mother – Mizrahi Jewish

Bambaata Marley is a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He is the son of Orly Agai and Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, and the grandson of reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley.

Bambaata is a half-nephew of entrepreneur Rohan Marley and singer Damian Marley. He is a cousin of musicians Jo Mersa Marley and Skip Marley, and a half-cousin of model and singer Selah Marley and singer and songwriter YG Marley.

Bambaata’s mother was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, to Iranian Jewish parents.

Bambaata’s paternal grandfather was Robert Nesta Marley (the son of Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Editha Malcolm). Bob was born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica. Norval was born in Jamaica, and was the son of Albert Thomas Marley, who was English, and of Ellen Ann Bloomfield. Cedella was black, and was the daughter of Omeriah/Amariah Malcolm and Alberta/Albertha Willoughby/Whilby.

Bambaata’s paternal grandmother was singer Rita Marley (born Alpharita Constantia Anderson, the daughter of Leroy Anderson and Cynthia “Beda” Jarrett). Rita was born in Cuba, to Jamaican parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Bambaata Marley –

Genealogies of Bambaata’s paternal grandfather, Bob Marley –

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