The first island in the OECS to confirm a Long Walk to Freedom tour date

St. George’s, Grenada – January 18, 2019: Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer
Mark Anthony Myrie prominently known as Buju Banton will return to Grenada for the first time in
over a decade in a highly anticipated hallmark event staged by Sunshine Promotions on Saturday,
May 11, 2019 at the National Cricket Stadium.
Since January 2011, the last time he performed in front of a live audience, there has been great
anticipation by fans worldwide for the return of Buju Banton to the stage. Off the heels of his recent
return to his home country, the Jamaican born reggae and dancehall music icon will stage a series of
live concerts branded as the “Long Walk to Freedom” tour. The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou
and Petite Martinique is the latest to announce a tour date and is the only OECS island thus far to
confirm a staging of the world-renowned tour, through Sunshine Promotions, one of the region’s
leading entertainment and sound companies.
The tour will be staged in conjunction with Sunshine Promotions’ annual Mother’s Day event brand –
Night of Love – which featured in 2018 another reggae legend, Beres Hammond. Ian St. Bernard,
Founder, Sunshine Promotions has noted the significance of an event of this magnitude to Grenada
and the region. “Grenada has always been a major player in regional and diasporic entertainment. We
are pleased to host the Long Walk to Freedom tour not just for Grenadian residents but welcome our
neighbours from the OECS and other Caribbean islands as well as our friends within the diaspora,” St.
Bernard shared recently.

Grenada is well known as one of the safest islands in the Caribbean as it is among the islands with the
lowest crime rates in the hemisphere. This almost guarantees a secured spectator experience for all
the visitors traveling to witness the concert on the island. “Sunshine Promotions will make this a
regionally affordable event so that our friends from St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica and all the
neighbouring islands; including Grenadians living in the US and Canada can have the opportunity to
witness Buju Banton live in concert,” St. Bernard continued.

Sunshine Promotions will collaborate with governmental, non-governmental and corporate
organisations to ensure that Night of Love; Long Walk to Freedom is a nationally adopted and
supported event. The reception from the Grenadian public, since the tour’s announcement, continues
to be encouraging as this promise to be one of the biggest live concerts to be held on the island in
recent years.

Thus far the Caribbean islands to confirm a staging of the Long Walk to Freedom tour have been
Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados The Bahamas and St. Kitts and Nevis for its annual music festival.
“Grenada is proud to be a part of the conversation when considering Caribbean islands that have
regionally competitive entertainment products. As a musical destination people can visit Grenada not
just to witness its beauty and warmth but to engage in one-of-a-kind signature events in an inclusive,
interactive and safe environment,” St. Bernard shared.

For further information please contact: Akiera Paterson, Marketing Communications Manager,
Sunshine Promotions / akierapat@gmail.com

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