Black Star Foundation was present at the very first show of The Long Walk to Freedom Tour by Buju Banton, which took place at the National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica) on Saturday 16 March 2019! The whole of Jamaica was exited. This show was gonna be special moment in Jamaican music history.
Below a report of the concert, including lots of photos and videos (work in progress..)! First of all a few of the warm-up shows:
L.U.S.T (consisting of Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody en Tony Curtis) opened the event with their beautiful harmonies:
Cocoa Tea backstage during an interview with TVJ (Jamaican national TV)
Etana had a spectacular show with dancers and all:
Chris Martin and Romain Virgo live on stage @ National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica)
Time is passing and positive vibrations in the air.. Agent Sasco live on stage!
Chronixx live on stage @ National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica)
Then there is a change over for Buju's band... The whole program is passing by smooth and easy. Very special for a show in Jamaica!
Everybody is ready for Buju Banton, the people are mesmerized...
Buju Banton @ National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica)
Too bad his zijn microphone didn't work at the 3rd song, but fortunately they fixed that technical problem soon. It was a great show of more than 90 minutes with lots of hit tunes, like 'Not an Easy Road', 'Destiny', 'Hills and Valleys', 'Til I'm Laid to Rest', 'Murderer', and many more!
Buju Banton live on stage @ National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica)
We did notice that the artist did not lay any new tunes, after 9 years of prison..? However, from reliable sources I have been informed that there is already a lot of material of Buju, ready to be released for the next number of albums. We are looking forward to that!
Buju Banton with Gramps Morgan (Morgan Heritage) live on stage!
The Queen of Reggae!
Buju Banton and Beres Hammond live on stage @ National Stadium in Kingston (Jamaica)!
Another special guest: Wayne Wonder!
The horns section
It was truly amazing to be present!