2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Networking Event

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The 2014 Caribbean American Networking and Social Media Series in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday May 22, 2014 at Stir It Up.

RSVP FOR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT!  More info.

13 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers to be Recognized

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The annual Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series, which identifies professionals and civic minded individuals of Caribbean heritage who have contributed to the multicultural community, will take place at the newly renovated Stir It Up Restaurant and Lounge, 84 12ST, Atlanta, GA 30309 on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  

2014 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers:

Oscar Nominated and Grammy Award Winning Platinum Producer Mr. Leslie Brathwaite who mixed the Billboard #1 Song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

Oscar Nominated and Grammy Award Winning Platinum Producer Mr. Leslie Brathwaite

Producer of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Ms. Princess Banton-Lofters

Producer of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Ms. Princess Banton-Lofters

Southern Division President of Home Depot Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell

Southern Division President of Home Depot Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell

President of Georgia Association of Elected Latino Officials Jerry Gonzalez

President of Georgia Association of Elected Latino Officials Jerry Gonzalez

DJ and Radio Personality Chubb Rock

Recording Arist, DJ and Radio Personality Chubb Rock

Also being honored are Wanique Shabazz, Director of Operations at WRFG 89.3 FM, Tina Hart, Black Latino Council Atlanta, David Panton, the President of Panton Capital Holdings, Dr. Karen GodetteChief of Staff at Emory Winship Cancer Center, and Vin Martin, Atlanta’s Former Honorary Consul of Jamaica.  The Humanitarian of the Year honoree is Garvin Stewart, founder of Food for the Poor, and the Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees are Pola Cooper and Patrick Mc Bain, founders of the Atlanta Peach Carnival aka Atlanta Caribbean Folk Festival.

The Caribbean Media Network, in conjunction with affiliates, will host this memorable networking celebration on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Atlanta’s Caribbean hot spot, Stir It Up Restaurant and Lounge, which is under the direction of Jamaican Chef Chris; Chef Chris menu was carefully created to fit all types of palettes, reinventing Island Favorites with his signature sauces, bold spices, traditional techniques and recipes made from scratch; stirred up with all its international cultures. This luxury venue is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, which will serve as a tropical oasis for this year’s celebration. The event will start promptly at 7:00p.m. (RSVP Required)

The 2014 Atlanta Networking Event, will be feature Caribbean American entertainment, lifestyle, and culture specialist, Red Carpet Shelley, and a variety of celebrity presenters. The atmosphere will be highlighted by DJ Kahlil Wonda of international sound system Highlanda along with specially invited guests.

For more information on RSVP and celebrity involvement: Please contact Caribbean Media Network at 404-455-2944 or email mthomas@caribemedianetwork.com. Visit www.camsnetworking.com.  Connect with:@cmnusa @redcarpetshelle @highlanda
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Reggae reissue label Blood and Fire resurrected via VP alliance

US-based reggae label VP Records is resurrecting former British reggae independent Blood And Fire, with the indie’s former A&R chief Steve Barrow on board to run it.

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VP Records Relaunches Classic Reggae Label Blood and Fire

Blood and Fire was known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release.

photo: Gregory Isaacs release on Blood and Fire label

The initial VP/Blood and Fire collaboration will be a (vinyl only) limited edition 12″ of Gregory Isaacs’ 1978 single “Mr. Know It All,” scheduled for release on Record Store Day (Apr. 19).

 

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Reggae Vault Classics presents a Tribute to the legendary Trojan Records. Respect to producer Arthur "Duke" Reid of Treasure Isle Records and owner of Trojan Sound System.

Tribute to Trojan Records, a Reggae Vault Classics Feature

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Reggae Vault Classics presents a Tribute to the legendary Trojan Records. Respect to producer Arthur “Duke” Reid of Treasure Isle Records and owner of Trojan Sound System.
Reggae Vault Classics presents a Tribute to the legendary Trojan Records. Respect to producer Arthur "Duke" Reid of Treasure Isle Records and owner of Trojan Sound System.
Reggae Vault Classics presents a Tribute to the legendary Trojan Records mixed and narrated by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound System.

DOWNLOAD “TRIBUTE TO TROJAN RECORDS – REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS”

Tracklist :
1 – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – Carry Go Bring Come
2 – Alton Ellis and the flames – Dance Crasher
3 – Jimmy Cliff – Miss Jamaica
4 – Alton Ellis & Flames – Girl I’ve Got A Date
5 – U-RoyWake the Town
6 – Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia
7 – Alton Ellis – Aint That Loving You
8 – Alton Ellis – Rock Steady
9 – Bitty Mclean – Walk Away From Love
10 – U-Roy – Wear You To The Ball
11 – Slim Smith & the Uniques – My Conversations
12 – The Techniques – Queen Majesty
13 – U-Roy – Chalice In The Palace
14 – Dobby Dobson – Loving Pauper
15 – Joya Landis – Moonlight Lover
16 – Dennis Alcapone – Wake Up Jamaica
17 – Phyllis Dillon – Picture on the Wall
18 – Dennis Alcapone – Picture on the Wall
19 – The Jamaicans – Ba Ba Boom
20 – Phyllis Dillon – ONE LIFE TO LIVE
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another edition of the Music Vault with your host, Kahlil Wonda Reggae Ambassador, Pro DJ, and blogger at Highlanda.net

Hand-Picked New Music plus Bob Marley and Dennis Brown

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What’s inside this episode of ‘DA MUSIC VAULT’ ?

Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

Just to wet your musical appetite here are a few highlights:  Featured Singles from Dancehall artists: Etana, Bounty Killer, Tommy Lee, and Cecile.  Remixes from Rihanna, Pitbull featuring Kesha, Demarco, Wayne Marshall, Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown and more.  Lots more remixes in the blazing hot new ĀGARD ‘Dancehall Now’ set!  Soca tunes from Bunji Garlin, and introducing Miss Ramneek.  Hit songs from Dennis Brown and Bob Marley.  A recap of 2013 by reggae correspondent, Terri K. Download the full show audio mp3 below.  
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Jimmy Cliff on stage at the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2013

Reggae/Dancehall Year In Review 2013

A round-up of Reggae/Dancehall in 2013 with a month by month summary of events, album releases, performances, charts and the 2013 Top 10 Richest Reggae/Dancehall artists alive.

Read more.”

The Voice Winner Tessanne

The Voice Winner Tessanne
Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

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5 People talk about Jamaican Music and lifestyle as a vehicle for tourism. Sting is the hottest vehicle for reaching this market. Sting reaches out and supports real people. Supreme Promotions, through the Sting brand, has been at the forefront of the development of Dancehall, through innovative approaches to marketing, artiste development, show production, and promotion. This year will be no exception, as Supreme works with its partners DSR to step up the celebration in this “the diamond year“. This year Sting is bringing dancehall and reggae to where fans live in the Caribbean, the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan and Germany. We want further global support for our music and we have the PR campaign to maximize the opportunity. We’re ‘Bringing the Sting’!!

#BringTheSting The 30th Anniversary of Sting, the Greatest One Night Reggae Dancehall Show on Earth

Tonight, Boxing Day, December 26th , 2013, Sting, the Greatest One Night Reggae Dancehall Show on earth celebrates 30 years.  SuperCat, Wyclef and the fully loaded lineup are ready to #BringTheSting to JamWorld PortMore.

If you can’t make it to the venue in Jamaica for this historic event, watch online or via Pay-Per-View from anywhere in the world. SuperCat-Returns-to-Sting

Log on to http://www.bringthesting.com/ or www.Facebook.com/reggaestingja for more information.

Choose Bunji Garlin’s ‘Differentology’ for MTV Iggy’s Song of the Year

Voting ends on Friday. Vote for Bunji Garlin’s crossover hit Soca song ‘Differentology’ to win @mtviggy Song of the year.

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Bunji Garlin, aka Ian Alvarez attained a significant milestone with his Best International Performance victory at the Soul Train Awards this year.  Vote Differentology. Make History.

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The Mighty Diamonds: Reggae Anthology: Pass The Knowledge

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As one of the major cornerstones of the roots reggae movement, The Mighty Diamonds have maintained a consistent message of love and unity.  Download the new Reggae Anthology: Pass the Knowledge – The Mighty Diamonds which features hits and non-album classic material.

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Comprised of lead vocalist Donald “Tabby” Shaw and harmony vocalists Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson, the trio is widely-known for their smooth harmonies and choreographed stage shows inspired by 1960s Motown vocal groups like The Temptations, The Stylistics, The Impressions and The Delfonics and as well as Jamaican rocksteady artists like John Holt and Ken Boothe.  With over 40 albums under their belt, the long-time friends formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston and continue to record and tour together today.

Visit the Mighty Diamonds on Facebook or on their website.

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The Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival is BACK Sunday, OCTOBER 6th, 2013

You are INVITED to Come out and enjoy great food, health awareness information, natural products and authentic reggae music on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at The Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival.  

Health and Wellness Flyer 2f Oct 5

The Festival will be at The WREN’S NEST, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310 from noon to 9pm.  Spread the good NEWS and Don’t MISS IT!!!!!

Health and Wellness Flyer 2 Oct 5