Friday 20 September, 2019

Long Walk to Freedom: 'Jamaica nice nuh ....'

A woman dances to the music selection of DJ Jabba at the Long Walk to Freedom concert on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

A woman dances to the music selection of DJ Jabba at the Long Walk to Freedom concert on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

It is a great vibe inside the National Stadium as Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert gets into full swing.

People from various countries are starting to make the venue resemble a sardine tin.

Odessa ventured all the way from London, England to experience the historic concert - Banton's first since being released from prison after nearly 10 years behind bars.

She was caught up in the euphoria and ambience of Jamaica.

“Jamaica nice nuh r..s. I have lived abroad for 30 years and I always feel a special vibe when I come here. I went to Hellshire today to eat fish and is the best fish I have ever had. What is it about Jamaica that hold me so? Jamaica too nice,” she told Loop News.

As she spoke, DJ Jabba was selecting singles from Garnet Silk, Luciano, Sizzla, Capleton Sanchez and other artistes much to the delight of the growing crowd.

Patrons have been streaming into the Bleachers, Grandstand and on the divided football field in anticipation of the concert which is expected to feature Beres Hammond, Gramps Morgan, Wayne Wonder in addition to billed acts, LUST, Ghost, Etana, Chronixx and Jahazeil Myrie - the son of main attraction and star of the night, Buju Banton.

 

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