Reggae star Julian Marley is gearing up for an epic year in 2019, releasing his latest album “As I Am.” Also, his popular hemp brand Juju Royal is debuting its first line of herbal CBD-infused olive oil. Now fans can enjoy a taste of both at this year’s Taste the Islands Experience (TTIX). The Caribbean food festival is set for April 26-28 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Marley will be live and in person at the festival’s main culinary showcase on Saturday, April 27, sharing samples of his new CBD olive oil with fans, and taking part in one of the featured cooking demos.
There is also a special treat for guests who purchase a full-priced ticket for The Taste The Islands Experience. They will received a signed copy of his latest album, and access an exclusive meet-and-greet and selfie snap session with Marley.
Marley’s Juju Royal extra-virgin olive oil is made from freshly harvested and organically-grown olives, and comes in two herbal flavors, rosemary and basil. And, of course, both include the brand’s high quality CBD distillate, the all-natural chemical compound extracted from marijuana. Significant research suggests CBD can provide a myriad of health benefits without creating the classic ganja buzz.
Juju Royal CBD-infused oil can be used like any other olive oil. It makes the perfect final finish on salads, pastas and crusty artisan bread. In addition, part of the proceeds of all Juju Royal products goes to the Weed for Warriors project, a non-profit that provides holistic rehabilitation for war veterans.
Marley’s first solo album project in 10 years, (since 2009’s “Awake”), “As I Am” premiered No. 1 on the UK and USA Reggae iTunes charts. Produced by Ghetto Youths International, the 17 tracks also boast star-studded collabs, including Shaggy, Beenie Man and Spragga Benz.
Watch as Julian Marley takes a ride to History Fort Lauderdale, the site of TTIX 2019, in an episode of TTIX Yellow Cab Karaoke. And watch the TTIX 2018 wrap video here.