The 2010 Caribbean festival season has begun in grand style. Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association hosts the 2010 Atlanta Carnival. The annual parade will start on West Peachtree Street, and goes through the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The festival village, will be on historic Auburn Ave.
Inaugural- For the 1st time in USA Caribbean festival history, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Association, in conjunction with Caribbean Media Network will host an official media room. This interactive lounge will feature over 25 media outlets, and Caribbean artists. ACCBA is the 1st to host this official room, which will highlight Caribbean artists and their achievements. Also, the parade will be broadcast live over the internet, in full color and splendor, on Kalallo.com through live video streaming. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has set the pace for USA Caribbean festivals in 2010 and beyond!
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Soca giant Machel Montano returns to Atlanta,Georgia, with his HD family. There are some unique facts about this Soca king, who started singing Calypso from a very young age. Machel Montano has sold out Madison Square Gardens, TWICE! in one weekend. The following year of his return to the Square, his concert trumped the Jay Z and Mary J Blige national tour. His arrival and performance to Atlanta, GA, is already international news, and it is much anticipated, since his hiatus from 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival this past February! He is schedule to perform on Friday May 28, 2010, at Club Obsession, on Glenwood Drive, Decatur, GA For more information Click Here
3 of the Hottest Signature Events to Attend
Jouvert::defined by most West Indians as the official warm up to Carnival! MUSIC, FETE, DANCE, are some of the words which come to mind in this colorful celebration. In its 6th year of production, this signature event hosts over 12 DJs, plus live appearances by some of the Caribbean’s own Soca artist! The event annual attendance of 3,000+ is notable, and plans to be a force to compete, due to his historical reference and a guaranteed enjoyment by attendees.
There are so many events,taking place this weekend, however there is an event for everyone attending. To view more events, Go to www.peachcarnival.com
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VERSE- The host of this year’s parade is Virgin Islands own Interscope recording artist “Verse”. He is known by his hit single “Buy You a Round” which has been in heavy rotation on USA and Caribbean radio stations for the past year..Also scheduled to perform is Problem Child, Burning Flames, Rudy, Daddy Chess, Iwer George, Denise Belfon, and much more…
This years events are sure to be well attended and the talk of the town for weeks to come. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is in its 22nd year of operation.
The theme of the festival this speaks wonders, since its transitional years: ITS MINES,ITS YOURS, ITS CARNIVAL!,shares the philosophy that people may fight, complain, and disagree, however this historical celebration, which dates back to slavery days, is here to stay! Its Carnival!
To learn more about the parade and the festival, you may visit the official website:www.atlantacarnival.org
Highlanda Sound System is proud to announce our nomination in the Best Selecta/DJ (reggae) Category by DAREGGAESCENE Grammy Awards 2010!
DAREGGAESCENE (DRS) strives to recognize the best of the best among our local Atlanta celebrities. DRS Grammy Awards was launched in June of 2006, and has since been heralded as one of the premier Caribbean events in metro-Atlanta. Its goal is to serve as the voice of the people and award the tireless efforts of various individuals, events, businesses and/or organizations who make priceless contributions towards the positive growth of our diverse Caribbean community and culture.
Highlanda is honored to be recognized by DRS Grammy Awards with this nomination and would like to thank all the fans and lovers of Caribbean music, event promoters, and venue owners and managers who support and work alongside us on our stated mission to entertain and promote reggae worldwide.
We would also like to extend congratulations and good luck to the other nominees in this and the other eighteen (18) categories.
Please feel free to cast your vote now!
Please note, you will only be allowed to vote one time per IP address.
PS: Don’t forget to join us for the Dancehall Now and Reggae Vault Classics shows, streaming live on www.daflavaradio.com on Tuesdays 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (EST).
This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for May 5, 2010 featuring the very best classic reggae and dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
This episode includes the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.
Mother’s Day Podcast Playlist
1 Telephone Love – JC Lodge
2 Hold A Cuff – Sister Charmaine
3 Kuff – Shelly Thunder
4 Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
5 Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
6 I’m Still In Love – Marcia Aitken
7 Thank You – Chevelle Franklin and Lady G
8 I’m In Love – Nadine Sutherland
9 Babyface – Nadine Sutherland
10 You Don’t Know – Tanya Stephens
Marcia Griffiths Mix Playlist
2 Tell Me Now feat. Bounty Killer
3 Live On feat. Beres Hammond
4 Fire Burning (Half Idiot) feat. Cutty Ranks
5 Closer To You
6 I Shall Sing
7 All My Life
8 Sea Of Love
9 Always Together feat. Bob Andy
10 Undying Love
11 Childish Games
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Listen to and download our special featured artist mix with Junior “One Blood” Reid.
1 Ra Pa Pam Pam
2 Trod Up A Zion
3 Before Them Seek God feat. Bounty Killer
4 Forgive Them feat. Capleton
5 Respect Due feat. Don Carlos
6 Give Thanks
7 World Too Haunted feat. Bounty Killer
9 Dance Nah Keep Again feat. Dennis Brown
10 This is Why I’m Hot feat. Mims, and Baby Cham
11 One Blood
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Log on to DaFlavaRadio.com and listen to the Reggae Vault Classics Show LIVE on Wednesdays at 7pm EST.
This episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast was produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for 2010 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.
REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS is a live full stereo radio format music oriented program designed to spotlight strictly the best of the best music from the great artists in reggae and dancehall music genres. The show streams live on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. on http://www.daflavaradio.com, and is accessible via computer, iphone, and Blackberry.
Songs on the Reggae Vault Classics playlist will range from slow, medium, and fast tempo classic reggae and dancehall hits. Some songs and riddims are blended for smooth transitions while others are played from the beginning. The hosts introduce songs and artists, and provide background information and relevant banter intermittently. Commercial breaks are strategically placed within 10 minutes to the top of the hour to maximize the amount of music per hour with few interruptions.
At 8:30 p.m. E.S.T. every show features the Featured Artist Special Mix. This special mix features the musical catalog of a legendary artist within the reggae and dancehall music genres.
We now present to you this special mix podcast featuring the music of legendary singer Freddie McGregor.
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for May 4, 2010 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
Mother’s Day Podcast Playlist
1 Mama You Alone – I Octane
2 Mama Hurt – Wayne Marshall
3 Mama – Vybz Kartel
4 Where Has Mama Gone – Gramps Morgan
5 Mama Love – Richie Spice
6 Love Me For Real – Etana
7 Which Side Are You On? – Fiona
8 Talk If Yuh Talking – Cherine Anderson
9 Keep It To Yourself – Queen Ifrica
10 Dem Nah Learn – Queen Ifrica
11 Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
12 Below The Waist – Queen Ifrica
13 Warrior Love – Etana
14 Rudeboy – Rihanna
15 Come Into My Room – Mavado feat. Stacious
16 Nuh Teki Back – Natalie Storm
17 The General – Timberlee
18 Me Hold Yuh – Lady Saw
19 Survivor – Tony Matterhorn
20 The Land of Promise – Damian Marley and Nas
21 Some Day – Capleton
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This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.
Top Rated 8 Countdown – 05/04/2010
1 Hold Yuh – Gyptian
2 End Of Time – Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley, Jah Cure
3 Love This Lifetime – Sheba Sahlemariam feat. Bounty Killer
4 Rise Again – Caribbean Artists for Haiti
5 Fresh – Flexx
6 Starlight – Mavado
7 The Pill – Junior X
8 Time and Place – Buju Banton
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Dancehall Now 4-27-2010
Top Rated 8 Countdown 4-27-2010
Dancehall Now 4-20-2010
Top Rated 8 Countdown 4-20-2010