By Marc Parc
More artistes have been confirmed for Buju Banton's benefit concert this December; aimed at funding the Reggae legend's upcoming appeal regarding his 10 year sentence this past February.
Prominent Reggae artistes, Norris Man and Glen Washington have been confirmed to perform at Buju’s benefit concert along with "High Grade" singer, Tony Curtis and Miami-based Reggae/Roots singer, Gail Ann. The event, promoted by Taranee J Production in coalition with Supa D Promotions, is scheduled to take place Saturday December 3rd at the Supa D Tropical Bar & Grill in Tampa, Florida; commencing at 1pm. Patrons seeking to attend the special event will donate US$20 to support the cause.
In addition to the aforementioned artistes confirmed for the event, internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste, Capleton is a strong probability to perform at the concert, according to the promoters of the event. Meanwhile, other Reggae acts such Lutan Fyah, Jigsy King, Morgan Heritage singer, Gramps Morgan and Big Ship master, Freddie McGregor have yet to be confirmed for the benefit concert. However, they have all expressed interest in performing at the Florida-based stage show.
Buju Banton was convicted on three drug charges in relation to a December 2009 incident in which he conspired to organize a drug deal in a police controlled warehouse. He is currently serving his ten sentence at the Limestone County Correctional Institution in Groesbeck, Texas. The "Destiny" singer is scheduled to be released from prison on February 1, 2019; counting time already served between his two drug trials. However, Buju's legal team has long indicated that they would appeal his conviction in an effort to reduce his sentence.