For the perfect date night in the city, Sunday February 14, 2016, Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present a #RubADubATL Valentines Night Lovers Rock affair starring DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco alongside Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport at The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave. Atlanta.) The vibes kick off at 8pm and there is no cover charge all night.
A new year is upon us, so you know what that means! Beer Vibes is BACK AGAIN!!!!! Di ting kickouttt faroutttt WAYYYYOUTTTT for the 2016!Saturday, February 6th 2016 is the date – mark it down on your calendar!!!! Atlanta’s #1 Beer Inclusive event!!! Free Beer and Free Food all nite!!
By now you’ve probably been to a Beer Vibes event before, so you know how CRAZY they get!!! If this is your first time, you’re in for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!! There is only ONE PARTY that provides you FREE FOOD, FREE BEER ALL NITE, and ATL’s BEST DJs playing reggae/soca/afrobeat/hip-hop for ONE PRICE!!!! Only BEER VIBES!!!! DON’T MISS OUT! Vibes are GUARANTEED!
If you’ve never experienced a Beer Vibes, this is your chance to get on board! Pure Vibes all night! Tickets are ONLY $25 – DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS DEAL!! THE TICKET PRICE WILL GO UP AT THE DOOR!!!!!
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BEERS – Heineken, Lime-a-Rita, Corona, Guinness, Red Stripe
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5240 Panola Industrial Blvd
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Jam Link International will be hosting the governor of the dancehall, Lt. Stitchie, in Europe from January 28th through to March 16th. Though The Lieutenant already has confirmed dates in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Aarhus and several other cities, there are still some open dates that need to be filled. As such, venue operators and booking agents are being asked to contact Jam Link Intl. at email@example.com for information about Stitchie’s availability.
Hot off his UK tour, where he completely captivated audiences at big events such as Hootananny Brixton, Faith Chapel in London, Crystal Palace, Glory House and even Feltham Youth Prison, where he ministered to young offenders, Lt. Stitchie is promising a tour like no other. When asked what his fans in Europe can expect, he said:
“my last appearance in Europe was in 2013 so I am going there with vengeance to unleash a barrage of my old catalogue plus my new music.”
Read Lt. Stitchie’s biography here.
BOB MARLEY Birthday Bash Advanced Tickets
“The entire world knows and loves Bob Marley!!!
Come out to Studio Number Seven on Friday February 5th to experience the splendor of Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Bash!
Also celebrating their Earthstrong: Kahlil Wonda, AGARD, Mrs. Wonda and ALL their Aquarius friends.
This special edition of #ROCKSTEADYATL and Bob Marley Tribute, featuring the sounds of
Jah Prince, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport alongside Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD.
Be entertained by the magic and power of this music for one
night only, but keep the memories for a lifetime.
Studio number 7 is downtown Atlanta at 393 Marietta Street.
For information: ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com or Highlanda.net”
Rocksteady ATL will partner with ĀGARD Music to host the 2nd annual commemorative event celebrating the birthday and legacy of late reggae legend, Bob Marley.
ATLANTA, GA, December 31, 2015 –The event will take place at Studio No. 7 in downtown
Atlanta on February 5, 2016, between the hours of 9 pm and 3 am. In addition to observing Bob
Marley’s 71st birthday, the event will serve as a birthday celebration for fellow Aquarians, Kahlil
Wonda from Highlanda Sound, his wife Mrs. Wonda, and DJ/Producer, ĀGARD, who will be
traveling from New York City.
Studio No. 7, the venue which also hosted the 2015 staging of this event, offers a central and
spacious setting. Located at 393 Marietta Street near to the World of Coca-Cola and Centennial
Olympic Park in Atlanta, the venue has been voted Best of 2014 by the reputable Atlanta
Tribune: The Magazine. Tickets for the event can be purchased online in advance or the night
of the event at the venue.
With a number of performers on the 2016 lineup, the event promises to be bigger and better
than the inaugural staging, showcasing the best in music from Bob Marley and other great
artistes. In addition to a live set by the BRAP Band, patrons can expect selections from several
top-rated music curators, including DJ Passport, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, as well as special
guest Jah Prince. There will also be a live performance from reggae artist, Ken Serious, with
mixing from Kahlil Wonda.
People who are interested in attending the 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius
Celebration can purchase advanced tickets online beginning early in January. Additional
information about the event is available at AtlantaRootsReggae.com.
I noticed the recent uproar caused by, and massive publicity being given to Billboard Magazine, who announced their best of 2015 recently. The initial blip that came on my radar was a Jamaica Observer article, but since then I have seen many of my peers in the reggae industry, especially those representing Jamaica, sounding off and voicing their disapproval of Billboard as if this was an objective award selection.
This controversy inspired my inquisitive mind so I did some research into Billboard Magazine’s previous year’s Reggae superlatives and found that it’s solely based on Reggae Album sales and these statistics have never been friendly to Jamaican performers. Check the history over the past 5 years:
By simply visiting Billboard’s website and reviewing the rankings I saw that what happened in 2015 – a non-Jamaican crowned Artist of the Year – also happened in 2014, 2013, and so on and so forth. No one slammed the magazine when California-based reggae group Rebelution, Israel’s Matisyahu, or American rappers NAS and Snoop Lion were crowned.
If anything, Jamaican reggae artists, supporters, and the media alike should be reporting that 2015 was the best year in recent history for Jamaican reggae acts as evidenced by releases from Morgan Heritage, Protoje, Jah Cure, and Kymani Marley all selling well enough to be on the 2015 Reggae Album charts. Yes, Joss Stone (UK) sold more, but in prior years only the Marley name could be found consistently among the top selling reggae albums reported by Billboard.
Congratulations to the aforementioned artists carrying the reggae banner in 2015. How can we continue this resurgence of Jamaican reggae and secure a place for artists from the genre’s homeland on international music charts, and concert stages? Start by putting your money where your mouth is. Vote for the artist you love by buying their album.