Oct 14, 2007

Buju Banton Headlines Guyana's 'Biggest' Reggae Show

It is being promoted as the biggest reggae show ever to hit Guyana, a claim that could be disputed if it weren't for the fact that the persons bragging are the ones who gave us the huge, hyped and unforgettable Beres Hammond/Maxi Priest concert two years ago.

A Beres/Maxi headliner is a large pair of shoes to fill but according to the people behind the Guyana Music Festival, which is billed for the National Stadium on October 27, GT Entertainment, the likes of Buju Banton; Third World; Collie Buddz, Mr. Easy; Kiprich and Alaine- all Jamaican stars, are big enough to fill those shoes. Perhaps in the cases of Third World and Buju the statement is true.

The other artistes in the line-up are likely to make the kind of splash we expect them to. Collie Buddz is the hottest thing besides Alaine among the other performers including locals, Fojo, Jory and Brutal Jammers.

At the launch of the show earlier this week, Kashif Mohammed, one of the directors of GT Entertainment told the media they will create history because a show of that magnitude and kind has never come to these parts. He said they have security as a priority and will ensure that things go smoothly.

Mike Fung, another director said they are bringing in a stage from Trinidad to set up outside the National Stadium where the show will be held. He said they have already secured an area for parking and that time management is something they will be paying keen attention to since the show is expected to start at 8 pm.

"We are starting at 8 pm with or without patrons because the list of performers is so long that we cannot afford to start any later", Mohammed said.

Tickets for the show cost $3,000 and the promoters are promising that transportation will be included in the ticket price saying that they will provide free transportation to and from the stadium provided patrons can provide a ticket.

VIP tickets cost US$100 and covers patrons for finger foods, backstage access to the singers and a front row seat. But even with $3000 persons will be able to have front row seats as well.

Tickets go on sale within another few days.


SOURCE:[Stabroek News]

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