Ky-Mani Marley Performs with the Flobots at 2016 United We Stand Festival

Ky-Mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, but at the age of nine, he relocated to the inner-city of Miami . During his youth, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love. With his mother’s direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band.


In addition to tapping into his musical talents, Ky-Mani was an athlete, competing in soccer and American football. As a teenager, Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying; his first single was “Unnecessary Badness”.


He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, Stephen, Julian and Damian.


Flobots are a band of musicians, time travelers, and speech language mythologists seeking to uncover treasures hidden within songs.


Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.


If you are thinking, you are winning.


Jonny 5 – Emcee, Vocals
Brer Rabbit – Emcee, Vocals
Mackenzie Gault – Viola, Vocals
Jesse Walker – Bass
Kenny Ortiz – Drums


They are crowdfunding our newest albums,




Ky-Mani Marley
Kaisi Berick – the Siren.
Jahi of PE 2.0
Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians


Aaron Ableman
DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth
Eddie Keaton of Freedom Movement
Gordon Turrisi of
Jill Knight of
Jon Nash of “Beautify our Lives”
Raya Zaragota
Samuel J of
Spragga Benz
Tom Neilson of


The “One Note Stand Acapella” at University of Colorado, Boulder will perform The National Anthem prior to Presidential Debate.


The United We Stand Festival hosted by Free and Equal Elections Foundation began in Los Angeles and will continue as a tour, bringing together popular socially-conscious musicians, speakers, authors, and other cultural leaders to discuss and celebrate the political process. This momentum will help inspire people to run for office targeting the Congressional races in 2016.