Donn Sa Reggae Festival: Kymani Marley back after 15 years in Mauritius

A Marley finally on the stage of the Festival Reggae Donn Sa. Appointment is made for July 29 at the Germain Comarmond stadium, in Bambous.

The Donn Sa Reggae Festival finally welcomes a Marley. For its 10th edition to be held on July 29 at the Germain Comarmond stadium in Bambous, the biggest reggae festival in the Indian Ocean region will see Kymani Marley perform on stage. If the artist is not on his first visit to Mauritius – he gave a concert at Lakepoint in Curepipe in 2008 -, it is however the very first time that one of the sons of the legendary Bob Marley will perform in front of a General public. It is also a great first for the organizers of the festival to welcome a member of the Marley family after having suffered some failures.

Bruno Raya, one of the festival’s directors, says that Kymani Marley had to share the festival stage with Morgan Heritage in 2008. “But due to some complications, it was another organization that brought Kymani Marley in,” he says. . The “One Love” hitmaker was also announced as the headliner of the Donn Sa Reggae Festival in 2020, but the concert had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “So it’s an honor to be able to welcome an heir to Bob Marley in Mauritius, especially since this is our 10th edition and we wanted to strike a blow,” adds Bruno Raya.

Between 2008, when he performed for the first time in Mauritius, and 2023, Kymani Marley has matured a lot. He participated in many projects including with his brothers, Damian, Julian, Stephen and Ziggy, produced the album “Conversations” with the German artist, Gentleman which was acclaimed by various critics and also delivered many hits like ” Rasta Love” with the excellent, Protoje. “Kymani Marley therefore remains a very relevant artist in the reggae universe in 2023. He has progressed a lot as an artist. Like Damian Marley, he ended up finding his musical identity to become the leading artist he is today,” says Bruno Raya. Not wanting to be confined to the surname of Marley, Kymani Marley is not content to live through the tubes of his father. Combining reggae, hip hop, dancehall and Latin music in his sounds, Kymani Marley displays a great ease in addressing various themes in his compositions such as spirituality, environmental protection, capitalism and also love. Mauritian fans can therefore be reassured. Kymani Marley will not be content to produce the songs of the father during this 10th edition of the Reggae Donn Sa Festival.

In addition to the concert on July 29, the organizers also announced another edition during the same year, on November 11. The headliner is expected to be either Italian Alborosie or Ivorian Alpha Blondy. The organizers have launched a call for votes on social networks and a decision will be communicated.


Tickets for the concert are currently on sale in ‘early bird’ mode at Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 for VIPs on the Otayo network.

Donn Sa Reggae Festival: Kymani Marley back after 15 years in Mauritius