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Jean Almatas (“Pokito”) is a talented singer/ songwriter, bringing to us deeply rooted music, who expands what we know as world music. Pokito calls his music "Rootsy Juicy."

Pokito was born in Haiti where he began his musical exploration with konpa and racine styles. At the early
age of 16, seeing his older brother Joseph playing the guitar, he became passionate about the instrument and
taught himself how to play.

At 28, he joined Magnum band, one of the most prominent bands in Haiti. In 1987 the band was invited
for a USA tour and Pokito remained in New York City, performing with them for 2 years. He has worked with
such notable artists as Richie Booker (Bob Marley's brother), Cedella Booker (Bob Marley's mother), and
Florida's leading musicians, working as a highly sought after freelance. Pokito played for few Local bands such
as: No Man Gin, Me and the Blue Dog as rock musicians, The Aristocrats as Soca and reggae
musicians. After touring Japan with Richie Booker, he decided to put his band (Jean P Jam) together in 2002
where he introduced his original world beat style called "Deep Roots."

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