Monday, October 3, 2011

Buju Banton Benefit Concert Set For December 3rd

Embattled Reggae superstar, Mark “Buju Banton” Myrie will be the centre of an upcoming concert in his honor to support the artiste as he aims to appeal his conviction in hope of a lighter sentence.

A Buju Banton benefit concert is set to take place on December 3rd in Tampa, Florida; raising money to help assist Buju & his legal team as they attempt to appeal his ten year sentence received this past February for drug-related charges. Reportedly, legendary Reggae acts such as Glen Washington & Nadine Sutherland are two of the many artistes who are on the event’s lineup card.  Additionally, acts such as Tony Curtis, Jigsy King & Morgan Heritage singer, Gramps Morgan have been confirmed for the event.

Sutherland & Morgan were two of several artistes who performed at Buju’s Before The Dawn concert this past January in Miami; the singer’s last performance before his February trial. Since his conviction, Buju’s long-time friend and fellow Reggae artiste, Delly Ranx has dedicated profits from their collaborative single entitled, “Thunder Roll” to the “Destiny” singer’s commissary account while he languishes in prison.

It was announced last week that Buju would be serving his 10 year prison term at the Limestone County Correctional Institution in Groesbeck, Texas. Buju is scheduled to be released from prison on February 1, 2019; counting time already served between his two drug trials.

Buju was convicted on three drug charges stemming from a sting operation carried out in December 2009 when he allegedly attempted to organize a drug deal within a police controlled warehouse.