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(New York, NY/Kingston, JA - 29, April 2009) Gargamel Music is happy to announce that Jamaican music icon Buju Banton will once again light up the stage at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday May 10th at 8:00pm. Billed as the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Reggae Festival, this year's extravaganza will be in honor of Buju's own mother, the late Murdine "Miss Dotty" Clarke, who passed away in early April.

The show's promoter, veteran radio DJ and personality Dahved Levy of WBLS, gushes: "Rasta does not only have soul, Rasta inspires, Rasta gives hope to those who are hopeless, Rasta engages real, raw emotion and Rasta continues to break down doors as Buju Banton and friends come back to Madison Square Garden on Mother's Day, Sunday May 10th." Levy predicts, "This will be the 10th sold out show for Buju in The Garden; Rasta makes history."

Buju Banton and his Shiloh Band are planning a very special set for this momentous occasion that will include the live debut of several tracks from his critically acclaimed new album, Rasta Got Soul, which dropped in North America just last week.


"Immaculate." --The Buffalo News

He owns one of the most powerful voices in Jamaican music. Now Buju Banton proves anew that "Rasta Got Soul," putting his gritty pipes to spiritually fired, R&B- meets-reggae entreaties."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

The work of a modern master who's learned the lessons from his forebears and has applied them to this impeccable collection of modern roots... Rasta Got Soul is celebratory, inspirational, positive, optimistic and uplifting. It's also well worth the wait. --Exclaim! Magazine

All tickets for the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Caribbean Extravaganza featuring Buju Banton are being sold at a special stimulus package price of $99.00, inclusive of facility fees. Tickets are available at at all Ticketmaster locations as well as online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or http://www.thegarden.com or http://www.caribbeanfever.com

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