International reggae star Gramps Morgan, who is still on a musical high from his recent Soul Train Music Awards nomination has now been confirmed as one of the headline performers at the highly anticipated “Buju Banton & Friends Before The Dawn Concert” taking place in South Florida on Sunday, January 16, 2011, during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend. The Before The Dawn Concert will also feature performances by Stephen Marley, Wayne Wonder, Sly & Robbie, Shaggy and Freddie McGregor, with even more names to be announced in the next few weeks.
Banton, who is currently out on bail and awaiting retrial in February, has not performed live in over a year and will make his long-awaited return to the stage at this event.
Gramps, who is eagerly anticipating joining Banton on stage again after their successful 2009 tour, has been having a world wind year since launching his solo career. Aside for the Soul Train nomination, he has won numerous awards including “Album of the Year” at the Reggae Music Appreciation Awards in Toronto; Album of the year (EME), Best New Entertainer, Best Song (Wash The Tears) and Best Cross Over (Therapy) at the IRAWMA in New York. He will continue to work on his soon to be released RnB & County album titled “2 Sides Of My Heart Vol. 2” that will feature an all-star cast including collaborations with R&B singer Musiq Soulchild and reggae superstar Ziggy Marley. He is also producing songs for other young reggae acts all over the world.
The Buju Banton & Friends Before The Dawn Concert is set for the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.