JM | Sep 29, 2022

Buju and Beres set to rock New Year’s Day with ‘Intimate’

/ Our Today


Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann is the venue

Buju Banton. (Pitch Fork)

On January 1, 2023, two of Jamaica’s most prolific vocalists, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton, join forces to give birth to an unforgettable musical experience dubbed, ‘Intimate’.

This historical event will see Beres and Buju together in concert and “is set to give birth to musical artistry that feels nothing short than intimate, making it impossible not to fall in love with their music all over again,” according to the New York-based, Destine Media.

Ronnie Tomlinson, the Jamaica-born chief executive officer of Destine Media, told Caribbean Life that, “all of their previous performances in Jamaica (Beris and Buju) have been cameos with one making an appearance in the other’s set. This showcase from the two will find Beres Hammonds’ Harmony House Band & Buju Banton’s Til Shiloh Band pumping hits for an excess of two full hours.”

Event will be punctuated by singalong tunes

Tomlinson promises that the performances will be filled with singalongs, pull -ups, dancing, jumping, prancing and encores noting that, “the dynamic duo has established solid relationships in the entertainment arena.” According to her, “there is no better way to start 2023 than with ‘Intimate’, which is set to take place at one of Jamaica’s premiere event venues, Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, located in Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica.”

‘Intimate’ is produced by FYVE Events & Talent Limited and A-Team Management. Tomlinson explains that A-Team owns major concert brands, such as Best of the Best Music Fest, Love and Harmony Cruise, and also spearheaded the historic Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom Jamaica and 12-country tour.

FYVE Events & Talent Limited was founded in 2020 by Managing Director, Marlon Burke, who has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Tomlinson adds that Burke stems from a family deeply rooted in Jamaican entertainment and was one of the driving forces in the production of the historic Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom.

Beres Hammond (Photo: Facebook @Beres Hammond)

A-Team Management was established for more than 20 years by Joseph ‘Budafuco’ Louis and Steven ‘Jabba’ Beckford and who are known for staging premiere events and global music festivals.  


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