Will Buju Banton be performing at Rebel Salute 2019?
Veteran recording artiste and promoter of the event, Tony Rebel told the audience that Banton taking the stage is quite possible however he wants to give the “Wanna Be Loved” singer his space following his prison release.
“All things are possible… Donovan Germain (Buju’s long-time collaborator) is in the house and everybody who come here tonight is asking; ‘Buju is on the Show?’” Tony Rebel said. “But let me tell you something. If a man go to prison for over three thousand and odd days and him forward, allow him to be an astronaut… Why? Him need space. Give him that. So we a do dat. You never know. He’s always invited, Germain knows that. And all things are possible.”
Buju Banton, whose given name Mark Anthony Myrie, returned to Jamaica last month. The entertainer was released from a US jail on December 7, after serving a 10-year sentence on drug-related charges.
Rebel Salute 2019 will be held at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann from January 18 to 19. This year’s staging will see a strong lineup featuring; Michael Rose, The Wailers, The Wailing Soul, Dawn Penn, Wayne Marshall, Marcia Aitken, Anthony Malvo, Wayne Wonder, Cat Coore, Luciano, Perfect, Capleton, Leroy Gibbons, Terri Ganzie, Chezidek, The Mighty Diamonds, Koffee, Mr Easy, Jahbouks, Anu Brian Gold, Bushman, Queen Ifrica, Leroy Smart, Chalice, Yellowman, Agent Sasco, Horace Andy, Half Pint, Ken Boothe, Mr Vegas, Nesbeth, Turbulence, Louie Culture, Echo Minott, Jesse Royal, Bounty Killer, Patoranking and Bobi Wine