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Pato Banton

After emerging in 1982 as a guest on the English Beat’s Special Beat Service record, British reggae singer Pato Banton embarked on a fruitful solo career, releasing no fewer than 15 LPs over the years, the most recent of which is 2008’s Destination Paradise. Though Banton continued to flirt with crossover success in the ‘90s, collaborating with Sting, UB40 and other MOR reggae enthusiasts, his spiritually-tinged brand of dancehall never quite caught on with a mainstream audience. Currently performing with a talented group called The Now Generation, Banton swings through Athens as part of a lengthy, small-club summer tour.

7 p.m. $10.


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