Karamanti, the woman many refer to as the most lyrical female in Dancehall, has just released the official video for her single FAKE RASTA. The song was released last year by Range Hill Records on the popular Rock Island Riddim (distributed by Zojak Worldwide) which also features the likes of Demarco and Jah Vinci.
Karamanti’s song questions the lifestyle of many who say they are Rastafarians while simultaneously engaging in practices and belief patterns that are contrary to traditional African lifestyle. While doing so, it also pays respect to the few authentic Rastafarians who are still locked on to ancient African cultures and traditions.
The video for FAKE RASTA was shot entirely in Kingston, Jamaica with only one or two scenes taken from Karamanti’s most recent tour in Denmark. Though it was directed by Karamanti, all scenes were shot by MJE and editing was done by Ramon Lindsay. The video can be viewed on Karamanti’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSuH39bSAEs
Anyone wanting to work with Karamanti may contact her management team via her website at www.karamantimusic.com
Special Guest DJ just added: ISIS SWABY. Isis Swaby is a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo. She will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set. Check her out on soundcloud.
Lounge outside on the deck and dig some classic sounds at the “Rocksteady ATL Day Party,” Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table from 5pm onwards hosted by Archangel SuperPEC.
Guests can enjoy tasty menu items and potent cocktails like the Blackwell Rum Punch SPECIAL at this celebrated outdoor/indoor event space to accompany live DJ sets in the afternoon by world-class selectors DJ Chigga of Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound.
It will then descend into the evening with an extra special live performance by reggae crooner Little Pinchers, and what’s more… It’s free!
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!
On Sunday May 3rd at the Sound Table, I had the great pleasure of hosting another installment of Rocksteady, Atlanta’s only thriving roots reggae monthly event. Internationally renowned hit-making reggae singer Anthony Malvo and his lyrical dancehall deejay compadre Little Twitch of King Jammys Super Power Hi Fi and King Sturgrav Sound System fame made a live appearance, performing together for the first time in years! This was also the very first feature for Little Twitch in the ATL.
The energetic audience was transported back in time by nostalgic selections drawn from resident DJ Passport and special guest DJ Jah Prince of the Sunsplash radio mix-show and Smokin’ Needles Records. The stage and tone was set for me to play a few more songs and then call in the artists who escalated things from there like the true veterans they are.
This audio portion features Malvo and Twitch in combination as I spin the riddim tracks. It was a joyous occassion in which new listeners were given an authentic taste of what dancehall reggae has to offer since the 1980s, while veteran skankers were provided with a mouth-watering feast of vibes for their own consumption.
The full audio from Rocksteady May 3rd 2015 featuring Jah Prince is available for download via my soundcloud page.