Join us at The Sound Table down on Edgewood Avenue on SUNDAY August 2nd from 5PM-12AM for the ROCKSTEADY ATL SUNNY SEASON DAY PARTY which will feature a special appearance by ATL reggae music powerhouse, Dreggae.
Selector Shane Talon from Black Talon 357 will perform with Dreggae and promises to entertain the massive with big tunes during his featured old school set.
Also gracing the turntables and adding her energy alongside DJ Passport and the Highlanda Sound with yours truly, Kahlil Wonda, will be Atlanta-based female DJ hero Empress Rah.
ROCKSTEADY ATL SUNNY SEASON DAY PARTY
The Sound Table – 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA
To celebrate International Reggae Day (July 1) and to start the 2015 summer season off with a positive vibration Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present the “Rocksteady ATL Sunny Season Day Party,” on Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table(483 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) from 5pm to midnight with host Archangel SuperPEC, live performance by Little Pinchers, and live DJ sets by Isis Swaby, Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Highlanda Sound.
The highly talented Little Pinchers, a singer whose music is as he describes, “For the mature audiences” will bolster the evening with an intimate performance sharing his great passion for music live. Spinning all vinyl selections and appearing in Atlanta for the very first time will be Isis Swaby, a Harlem bred DJ/Musician/Visual Artist and daughter of the iconic reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo. She will be joined on the decks by Sound Table residents Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport (Dread Takeover mixtape series) along with guest DJ Chigga of Love People Sound.
The Rocksteady ATL event takes place on the first Sunday of each month as an alternative to the mainstream dancehall parties which have become commonplace. DJ Passport and Kahlil Wonda’s vision was to create a nightlife option to celebrate authentic reggae music in the city of Atlanta, and provide an uplifting experience where patrons can enjoy classic roots reggae, dub, and lovers rock music combined with the best quality conscious reggae of today.
Voted Best of Atlanta 2014 by Atlanta Magazine and located at 483 Edgewood Avenue near the intersection of Boulevard in the rejuvenated, historic Old-4th Ward district of downtown Atlanta, the Sound Table is as well known for its ambiance and acoustic properties as it is for fabulous cocktails and world-class mixology.
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Sawone Radio in conjunction with Club Pisces, Caribbean Vibez TV, D_African and Ova Di Wall presents Afro-Caribbean Xplosion: The African Takeover featuring Stonebwoy Burniton’s very first performance in the United States. This takes place on Saturday July 4th at Club Pisces in Stone Mountain located at 5471 Memorial Drive. Tickets!
The organizers of “Rocksteady ATL,” myself and The Honorary Citizen, will host the debut of Dubwise Atlanta on Saturday June 13th at the Sound Table’s SPACE 2 (485 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) with Yaadcore from Kingston, Jamaica alongside Aba Shaka, Love People, and Highlanda Sound.
The original Dubwise Jamaica is a Roots Dub Reggae session every Wednesday in the city of Kingston, created to preserve the roots in the Dancehall & spread the message of love through music. Dubwise Jamaica guarantees strictly original & rootical selections all night coming from the vein stream & not the main stream, resurrecting songs that haven’t been heard in decades as well fresh selections from the new and upcoming Reggae artists.
Strictly roots and culture vibrations, with no slackness. Tunes played in a dubwise style, for their full duration, with messages of upliftment delivered live over the mic.
In December 2013, Yaadcore, the Jamaican selector known for his Reggae Aroma mixtape series, began holding a weekly, Wednesday-night session inside Kingston’s Whitebones Grill with the principles listed above. Dubwise Jamaica quickly became a magnet for similarly-minded selectors, including such foundation DJs as Rory Gilligan of Stone Love and Danny Dread of Stereo Mars and Volcano sound system fame. Jamaica’s young reggae stars Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal and Micah Shemaiah were among its earliest supporters, passing through both as performers and just to hol’ a vibes, and it soon attracted veteran artists like Lutan Fyah, Mikey General and even Ninjaman, as well as international acts like Pressure Busspipe (St. Thomas) and Ziggi Recado (St. Eustatius).
A year and a half after its launch, Dubwise Jamaica has become an international brand representing what many see as a return to a more pure and natural style of playing reggae (as opposed to the fast-paced juggling style preferred by most of today’s Jamaican DJs). Yaadcore has teamed with selectors Corey Chase and DJ Rampage to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly session at Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts district. Although Yaadcore’s schedule only permits him to appear in Miami about once a month, each Wednesday night the backroom of the fashionable taqueria becomes the “Coyo Dub Lounge,” attracting a loyal crowd as well as fellow DJs such as house DJ Armand Van Helden. Artist Kabaka Pyramid dropped in recently to perform.
Yaadcore has brought Dubwise sessions to New York City, Washington DC and Puerto Rico (San Jaun, Santurce and Rincon) over the past few months and relaunched Dubwise Jamaica in a new location following a brief hiatus. In Yaadcore’s view, he’s laying a foundation for a movement that can spread consciousness and upliftment through roots music whether he’s in the building or not.
- Consul General of the Bahamas Consul General Randy Rolle,
- Honorary Consul of Jamaica Mrs. Jewel Scott Esq.,
- Founder Black Supply Institute Mr. Devin Robinson,
- Founder 135th Street Agency Ms. Saptosa Foster,
- National Black Latino Council Chairman Mr. Dan Vargas,
- Music, TV/Movie and Media Executive Ms. Karen Marie Mason,
- Professor and Engineer Dr. Sidney Rabsatt Sr.,
- General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Mr. Miguel Southwell,
- American Hero Kwame James,
- Television and Radio Personality Mr. Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan.
- This year we will be recognizing our Youth Pioneer Honorees Phoenix Girls,
- Humanitarian of the Year: Mr.Saurel Quettan,Food for the Poor,
- and our Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Anthony Quan, CFO and Strategy- Pacific Group at The Coca-Cola Company.
Michael Thomas, Caribbean Media Network