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Pato Banton and The Now Generation / Press

“Pato Banton enjoyed success on the U.K. and European charts in the mid-1990s with a cover of Eddy Grant's "Baby Come Back." The song led to collaborations with Sting and Jimmy Nail, but Banton calls those years the "most miserable" time in his career. "The songs that the record company pushed me to sing at that time, they didn't really mean anything to me," he explained. "And the more success I had, the more I was asked to be involved in nonsensical things, and the more media wanted to pull on me for interviews that had nothing to do with what I was really about. They wanted to hear something scandalous (rather) than to hear about what direction I was taking in my life and what meant something to me." Banton separated from his record label and returned to what he calls the "fringe," singing reggae music with a positive and spiritual message. Read more: http://qctimes.com/entertainment/article_f9f139e4-a57e-11df-9394-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1VJEsKo9k ”

“PATO BANTON SPREADS POSITIVE VIBES BEYOND THE MUSIC MISSION MAN “This is more of a mission than a tour. We’re bringing positive vibes all across America, so it’s more a music ministry. We’re not only doing shows during this tour, but we’re also going to schools, colleges, community centers, detention centers for young people, foster care places and churches. Sometimes I perform, and sometimes I just speak to people. I’m just trying to make people feel better and uplift their spirits.” ‘‘America needs to be a conscious nation, and so far people have been very receptive to the message. I believe the timing is right. I always pray and meditate for guidance, and I honestly think I was guided to be here, so I’m just going to do my best to be of service here in America. When I feel guided to be somewhere else, that’s where I’ll be.””

“Fyre Productions Presents Pato Banton and The Now Generation Band Live on their Midwest 2010 World Tour! If you missed them last year! You don't wont to make that mistake again! Keeping it Hot Like Fyre!!”

“Pato Banton Glass House Chris Ziegler Reggae singer Pato Banton spent everything he had finishing his landmark 1987 album Never Give In. He jettisoned food, shelter and utilities for studio time and just barely made it alive through what would become—in part through a lucky break at KROQ—his definitive release. (If you didn’t hear the real thing, you did hear the Beastie Boys’ sample of “Don’t Sniff Coke” on Paul’s Boutique.) Banton had a Grammy near-miss in 2001 but remains a proven and prolific writer, recording and releasing his last album Destination Paradise in Torrance—a first step abroad for an artist who spent his almost thirty-year career in studios overseas.”

“A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Hot Times is happy to present this great artist. Pato’s concert is dedicated ot the memory of Hugo and Donna Cabrera founders of Skankland and Negus Records, and is brought to us throught the generosity of Roots Records.”