Showcase series: The Spirit of Ubuntu with live performance by Pato Banton

Thursday 18 July | 5pm

we're welcoming Grammy-nominated artist Pato Banton in a special combined sound & screening event

We are humbled to have artist Pato Banton perform before the screening of The Spirit of Ubuntu, a documentary by award-winning director Kudzai Tinago for a special showcase event. The Spirit of Ubuntu explores the ancient philosophy of Ubuntu – I am because we are, we are because I am. The film focuses on some of the most dynamic and visionary leaders across Africa who practice the teachings of Ubuntu in their daily work to improve the lives of the people in their local and surrounding communities.

Pato Bunton will perform at 5pm, before the screening of The Spirit of Ubuntu at 7:30pm on Thursday 18 July. Our ongoing Showcase Series is complimentary with Revitalise Bath House bathing.

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get to know Pato Banton

Pato Banton is a British reggae singer whose music is steeped in social consciousness, positivity and spiritual themes. His journey to success has led him to receive various accolades, the most notable nomination being for Best Reggae Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

The connection between The Spirit of Ubuntu and Pato is highly significant, underscoring his commitment to promoting unity, love, and community through music. Teaming up with director Kudzai Tinago and renowned keyboard player Antoinette Rootsdawtah, the film explores the philosophy of Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term meaning ‘humanity’ translating to ‘I am because we are’, emphasising interconnectedness, community and mutual care amongst each other.

Pato Banton’s music aligns closely with the principles of Ubuntu with his lyrics often resonating with the core message of the philosophy, a catalyst for his involvement in the film contributing both his voice and music to spread messages of peace and unity. Pato is the producer of The Spirit of Ubuntu and is currently on a world tour screening the documentary in over 20 countries, now entered in the African Film Festival in Sydney.

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