Musical greats for Prince Buster tribute


September 23, 2016
Prince Buster

A special tribute to the legendary ska icon Prince Buster will be held at the Institute of Jamaica Auditorium, East Street, downtown Kingston, tomorrow, beginning at 4 p.m.

The event is being put on by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in partnership with the family of the late singer.

Among those confirmed to perform at the tribute are: Ernie Smith, Ken Booth, Derrick Morgan, StrangeJah Cole, Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, as well as Lloyd Parks and We the People band.

Grange said it was "important that the entertainment fraternity gets the opportunity to say farewell to Prince Buster," whom she describes as "iconoclastic" and "a true stalwart in the development of Jamaican popular music".

"It will be a wonderful, Jamaican musical send-off to one of the greats by several of our outstanding performers, who are themselves legends of our music - and they'll be performing Prince Buster's work," said Grange.

The tribute to Prince Buster will follow a funeral at the Islamic Council of Jamaica, 24 Camp Road, Kingston, on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the May Pen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted in support of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes (JAAVA).

Prince Buster, whose real name was Cecil Bustamante Campbell, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016, in Miami, Florida. He was 78.

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