Patricia Meschino

Buju Banton

After 10 Years in Prison, Jamaican Star Buju Banton Reclaims Musical Destiny With Historic Long Walk to Freedom Concert

Fans of Jamaican music have witnessed Buju Banton's dramatic transformation from a precociously talented early 1990s teenage dancehall sensation to an eminent -- if somewhat embattled -- global reggae ambassador. There have been significant controversies throughout his remarkable journey, including a 10-year prison sentence for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine that ended in December, but all of it contributed to making Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert on March 16 one of the biggest and most anticipated events that Jamaica and the entire reggae diaspora has experienced.
Buju Banton

After 10 Years in Prison, Jamaican Star Buju Banton Reclaims Musical Destiny With Historic Long Walk to Freedom Concert

Fans of Jamaican music have witnessed Buju Banton's dramatic transformation from a precociously talented early 1990s teenage dancehall sensation to an eminent -- if somewhat embattled -- global reggae ambassador. There have been significant controversies throughout his remarkable journey, including a 10-year prison sentence for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine that ended in December, but all of it contributed to making Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert on March 16 one of the biggest and most anticipated events that Jamaica and the entire reggae diaspora has experienced.

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