Buju Banton, Beres Hammond to perform in ‘Intimate’

Reggae singer Buju Banton
Reggae singer Buju Banton.
Shawn Theodore

On Jan. 1, 2023, two of Jamaica’s most prolific voices, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton, will join forces to give birth to an unforgettable musical experience, according to the New York-based Destine Media.

“This historical event dubbed ‘Intimate’ will see Beres and Buju together in concert, and is set to give birth to musical artistry that feels nothing short than intimate, making it impossible not to fall in love with their music all over again,” Ronnie Tomlinson, the Jamaican-born chief executive officer of Destine Media, told Caribbean Life.

“Intimate producers” said in a statement: “All of their previous performances in Jamaica have been cameos, with one making an appearance in the other’s set.

“This showcase from the two will find Beres Hammonds’ Harmony House Band & Buju Banton’s Til Shiloh Band pumping hits for an excess of two full hours,” they said. “The performances will be filled with singalongs, pull -ups, dancing, jumping, prancing and encores.”

“Intimate” is produced by FYVE Events & Talent Limited and A-Team Management.

Tomlinson said FYVE Events & Talent Limited was founded in 2020 by managing director Marlon Burke, who has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

She said Burke also stems from a family deeply rooted in Jamaican entertainment and was one of the driving forces in the production of the historic Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom.

Tomlinson said A-Team Management has been established for over 20 years.

She said the entertainment management company was started by Joseph “Budafuco” Louis and Steven “Jabba” Beckford, and are known for staging premiere events and global music festivals.

“The dynamic duo has established solid relationships in the entertainment arena,” Tomlinson said, adding that A-Team owns major concert brands, such as Best of the Best Music Fest, Love and Harmony Cruise, and also spearheaded the historic Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom Jamaica and 12-country tour.

“There is no better way to start 2023 than with ‘Intimate’, which is set to take place at one of Jamaica’s premiere event venues, Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, located in Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica.

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