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Grammy Award winning entertainer, Buju Banton. (Photo via CMC)

Buju Banton performing in the US again

May 28, 2024

NEW YORK, CMC – Grammy Award winning entertainer, Buju Banton has announced his first performance in the United States in 14 years.

Banton’s “Long Walk to Freedom” concert will be held on Saturday, July 13,  at the UBS Arena in New York.

Earlier this month, Banton reentered the United States  for the first time since his arrest almost 15 years ago.

Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was arrested in Florida in 2009 on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

 He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was released in December 2018 from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia.

He was deported back to Jamaica where he received a warm welcome from thousands of fans at the National Stadium during his Long Walk to Freedom concert held in March 2019.

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