Music provided by ĀGARD
On Friday December 13th 2013 Jeffrey Le Roy will be hosting a fundraiser for the Kamkam Orphanage in Port Au Prince Haiti. This is in conjunction with his 30th birthday.
There will also be music on sale to benefit a music school and music program in Haiti called Ecole De Musique Dessaix Baptiste, Jacmel, Haiti.
ĀGARD will be providing the music for guests and dignitaries from all over the world at Botanic Lab 86 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002.
International reggae superstar Alpha Blondy is back with a brand new album and a North American tour that will take him from coast to coast. The tour began on June 23rd at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
“Alpha the melodist, activist and philosopher. Quite simply the most important African reggae artist today.” - Olivier Cachin
As promised ĀGARD returns with his second snippet from an exclusive live set in Brooklyn, New York. The last set was a “warm up” set. This set starts out with a power packed Electronic Dance Music (EDM) set and moves into some Nu Disco. Feel free to play, download, leave comments, and/or share. Enjoy!
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ĀGARD, formerly known as Crisis Don, one Highlanda Sound’s founding members resurfaces on the scene in Brooklyn, New York.
The longtime producer, DJ, and promoter has decided to share two DJ sets he did for an exclusive private event in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.
The almost two hour first set includes an hour of rare Disco re-edits from Stevie Wonder to The Bee Gees to Wham. The set goes all the way from 70′s Disco to Major Lazer. Listen and download the live set and let us know what you think.
Click link to download: ĀGARD – Live From Park Slope part 1
Check out this interview with Meta from Meta & The Cornerstones during their visit to last.fm!
Proclaimed the next ‘African Reggae Voice’, Meta’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the incomparable sounds of his band The Cornerstones. Meta and The Cornerstones’ music is warm and embodying, immensely addictive, and destined to forever change the dynamics of Reggae music. Through pure musical genius and humble spirits, the band successfully fuses Reggae, Afro-Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Soul music with passionate lyrics in English, French, Wolof and Fulani.
Born in Senegal, West Africa, lead singer of Meta and The Cornerstones, Meta Dia, discovered his love for music and desire to be a musician at a very young age. Listening to Reggae greats Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs helped nurture his admiration and true appreciation for all types of music. As a self-taught musician, by age 14 he was performing on the street and stages of his hometown Dakar, Senegal. In 2000, Meta formed his first band YALLA SUUREN (God Bless), which was nominated for Best Hip-Hop/Reggae Group by the French Cultural Center the same year. Within two years, Meta had become one of the premier pioneering voices of the Hip-Hop culture in West Africa. After relocating to the United States, Meta immediately began collaborating with artists such as Sean Blackman, and Hip-Hop Ambassador Toni Blackman. Shortly after settling in New York City, he formed his visionary band, Meta and The Cornerstones.
With varying ethnicity, religion, and musical influences, Meta & The Cornerstones’ sound is a melting pot rooted in diversity, strength, and unity. Lead singer Meta Dia hails from Senegal; Israeli Guitarist Shahar Mintz; Texas born Daniel Serrato, and Keyboard Player Aya Kato from Japan, join Jamaicans Wayne Fletcher on Drums and Rupert McKenzie on Bass, and combine their creative differences from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and America, which are clearly expressed in the repertoire of the band’s music.
Meta and The Cornerstones channels the roots of Reggae while simultaneously breathing new life into the genre, thus creating what critics have called a “soul-pounding spiritual experience” during their live performances. Inspired by Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dubee, they have shared the stage with Reggae stars Luciano, Steel Pulse, Clinton Fearon, Israel Vibration, and Tanya Stephens amongst others. In 2007, the band was personally invited by Senegalese-born international superstar, Youssou N’Dour to perform at his annual African Ball concert at the Nokia Theater in New York. The following year Meta and The Cornerstones proudly released its first album entitled “Forward Music“. Of this work Clive Chin; Jamaican producer for The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, notes, “Meta and The Cornerstones have taken us back to the foundation of reggae music”.
As he continues to establish new grounds, Meta is now the first African artist to be signed to the iconic record label VP Records, the#1 source for Reggae Music. Through VPAL/VP, Meta and The Cornerstones is set to release their second album ‘Ancient Power’ in the spring of 2013. Recorded at the infamous Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston Jamaica, ‘Ancient Power’ links Africa to Jamaica by paying tribute to the ageless sounds of reggae preserved by the history of its legends. The 15-track work features Reggae legend U-Roy, as well as today’s leading artists Capleton and Damian Marley.
With the vision to transcend oceans, borders, and language barriers through positive music, Meta and The Cornerstones never fails to create and convey a sincere, loving, and unifying vibe for every audience blessed to experience it. They truly have something to offer those that listen and that offering is always a message of ‘Peace, Love and Harmony’. So come… Immerse yourself in it.
- Meta And The Cornerstones ‘Ancient Power’ Album Coming Soon (highlanda.net)
- Kelly Hansome Confirmed to Perform Alongside Reggae Music Legend Elephant Man (igbonweremmadu.wordpress.com)
- Fast Rising Reggae Artiste Keznamdi Releases EP (dextercommunications.wordpress.com)
- Augustus Pablo on Grooveshark (grooveshark.com)
- Reggae Showcase UK new Series (reggaeshowcase.wordpress.com)
- Music (diamon5star.wordpress.com)
- Reggae in fullerton (ragabondsreggae.wordpress.com)
- Bob Marley on Grooveshark (grooveshark.com)
Recognizing Caribbean American Cross-Cultural Contributions to the Global Marketplace
The 2013 Caribbean American Networking and Social Media Series will kick off in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday May 23, 2013. The annual recognition identifies professionals and civic minded individuals of Caribbean heritage, living in the metro Atlanta area, who have contributed to the multicultural community. Our honorees were carefully considered amongst an excellent slate of distinguished nominees, which includes film producers, songwriters, executives, doctors, and community leaders. The accomplishments of our honorees, play a significant role in the continued growth of the metro Atlanta area, and surrounding counties.
The Caribbean Media Network, in conjunction with affiliates, will host a memorable networking celebration on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Fins Restaurant and Lounge, located in Midtown Atlanta. The event will start promptly at 7:00p.m. The event timing has a notable significance for Caribbean Americans in Atlanta, as the city plays host to the 25th Anniversary of Atlanta Caribbean Festival, on May 25, 2013.
The 2013 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series includes a series of promotional events, in the prime markets of Atlanta, Georgia, New York City, and Miami, Florida, throughout the year. The 2013 Atlanta Networking Event, will be hosted by Caribbean American Diva, Red Carpet Shelley, who serves as an ambassador of Caribbean lifestyle and culture. Music will be provided by radio personalities Kahlil Wonda and Super Pec of Highlanda Sound, throughout the evening.
For more information on RSVP and celebrity involvement: Please contact Caribbean Media Network at 404-455-2944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
- CLIMAX Every Thursday at FINS Atlanta Restaurant & Lounge (highlanda.net)
- TV and Film Production Growth Brings Thousands of Jobs to Atlanta Area (atlantablackstar.com)
- The Caribbean Faces a Darkening Debt Storm (atlantablackstar.com)
- Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent (onlineathens.com)
- Haiti hosts summit of Latin American, Caribbean leaders (sacbee.com)
- Two real estate auctions sell 480 Ga. properties, bring $5.7M (bizjournals.com)