Jamaican Music

Buju Banton – 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography


Buju Banton was born in Kingston in 1973 and, hot on the heals of Shabba Rank’s impactful success, Buju quickly became a spokesman for the Ghetto Youth. Rather average while learning his craft during his early teens on the smaller sound systems, by 1991 Banton began to really make his mark. The ‘voice of the moment’, he was in jeopardy of fading into obscurity…of just presenting the typical Dancehall fare…when the death of his close friend Pan Head turned his attention toward a more important calling. A pronounced spirituality has propelled Buju Banton to absolute superstardom both at home and abroad.
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