is a grammy nominated reggae legend that has recorded and toured the world with The English Beat, Steel Pulse, UB40 & Sting! (to name just a few).
Although his four-decade career has earned him a place in the British Music Hall of Fame and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, his journey has increasingly transcended the music business into arenas of community work to reduce gun crime, youth outreach, teaching in schools and colleges, writing new curriculum for children with learning disabilities and (since finding The Urantia Book) global spiritual ministry.
Now based in Southern California, Pato continues to record and tour the world extensively, conveying a positive & very spiritual message, while simultaneously serving as a teacher, counselor, mentor & minister to his fans, friends & spiritual family.
Pato Banton and Antoinette Hall will be the Masters of Ceremony during the UAI conference in 2018.
On Saturday evening the 14th April they will give a concert.
is an internationally renowned keyboardist, backing vocalist & music director/producer in the Reggae Industry. She has collaborated with legendary artists like Judy Mowatt, Maxi Priest, Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Glen Washington, Sister Carol and many many more!
Since joining forces with Pato Banton in 2010 and being introduced to The Urantia Book, she has become very proactive in Global Outreach Ministry, which includes promoting The Urantia Movement, U-Day Thailand & Ethiopia, Parliament of the World’s Religions, 1GOD.com, Harvard Divinity School, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s “Unity Project” and most recently, a presentation for the Convergence Gathering at the United Nations Chapel in New York.
Antoinette’s Facebook spiritual communities also include, being an admin on the main URANTIA Facebook Group, along with administrating other groups like; “Minister Pato Banton’s Spiritual Family”, "Urantia Aspirations", "Ministers For Christ Michael", "Urantia 101 for New Readers" and "COEXIST!"
Her present musical works include the “Thoughts of Paradise” Meditation CD, “The Words Of Christ Box Set” & “The Words of Rastafari Box Set” narrated by Pato Banton, and the “Joyful and Happy” soundtrack which is featured in the spiritually motivated documentary called “Return to Happiness”.
In 2014 Antoinette & Pato were married and have since become Ordained Ministers and created a global network called Minsters For Christ Michael.
They host weekly study groups and Urantia Gatherings around the world. Their recent outreach missions have taken them to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Hawaii, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, England and across the USA many times. Their main mission is to expose The Urantia Book to as many Sincere Truth Seekers as possible and to simply spread the Master's Good News; That everyone is a Child of God and therefore brothers and sisters.
Friday night April 13 Iris Kroes will give a concert. Iris has a beautiful voice and she will be accompanying herself on the harp.
Iris is a talented Dutch musician, who attracted lots of attention with her startling performances in “The Voice of Holland”. Nearly 4 million people watched her, when only 18 years old, win the finals of The Voice of Holland in 2012.
At Twitter she is followed by more than 35.000 fans and by now she has produced 4 albums. Her first album, called ‘FIRST’ was in the Dutch top 100 for 6 weeks.
In 2012 she performed as a guest during the tour of Marco Borsato, who is one of the most famous and popular artists in the Netherlands. Part of this tour was the inauguration of the Ziggo Dome (a musical pop-theatre in Amsterdam).
Iris also composed a number of title songs for movies.
January 10, 2016 she started her first theatre tour ‘Irisistable’. She had a successful tour with her band through the whole of the Netherlands, doing 22 shows.
Iris describes herself as an epicurean and an optimist. Those qualities are reflected in the way she talks about her life as a musician. “I consider this an adventure that I enjoy very much” she says, “I will go on working very hard and learn very much in the near future, to further develop my talents. For me this is just the beginning.”
Iris: “I am very pleased to give a performance on April 13 for all of you.”