Ottawa Reggae Festival organisers have added a book signing to the list of activities offered to patrons at this years’ festival. Dancehall and Reggae artiste, as well as philanthropist and author, Ky-Mani Marley, will autograph his novel, Dear Dad for fans. Since the announcement of Ky-Mani’s performance, fans have been asking for a one on one session with the multi-faceted Marley in addition to his performance on Saturday August 21. “We immediately got a lot of feedback to Ky-Mani being on the festival this year” said festival President Benjamin Williams. “We decided to offer a book signing to go with his performance which generates excitement!”
Dear Dad is a narrative which chronicles the young Ky-Mani’s gritty ascent out of the bullet-riddled life of street conflict and crack selling. Sharing his own story of personal redemption through music, Ky-Mani writes about his experiences, struggles and what he’s survived to make it to world stages he now commands.