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Short but Sweet: my set at the Health and Wellness Reggae Festival 2016

Saturday, July 16 in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of performing once again at the historic Wren’s Nest.

My time on stage at this open-air festival was short but sweet. Lion of Judah Sound set the musical pace earlier and many great performers and bands hit the stage all day.

Take a listen or download.

Kahlil Wonda at Health and Wellness Reggae Festival

Reggae is larger than life. Click the image above to hear the audio.

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Electric Dancehall, A New Experience in Dance Music [Atlanta Event Alert]

Electric Dancehall

A new electronic dance music experience is coming soon.

Information about Electric Dancehall event in Atlanta

Atlanta has been cool for a while, and is only getting cooler with events like Electric Dancehall

Over time music events have become stagnant and compartmentalized. Creatively, nightlife options have become one in the same, and fans of dance music, reggae, hip-hop, or soca don’t get together outside their respective circles. Meanwhile in terms of musical exploration and production, a great melding of these worlds is taking place.  Electric Dancehall strives to bring together followers of different genres, do away with perceived divisions, and merge different styles of music and culture together on a level seldom seen outside of music festival grounds.

The concept of Electric Dancehall comes from the connection between Afro-Caribbean Music, African Rhythms, & Electronic Dance Music.  There are many genres within the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) spectrum, but Electric Dancehall explores the genres that utilize African, Caribbean, & Latin influences.  Dancehall Reggae, Baile Funk, & Moombahton are just a few genres that fit within the Electric Dancehall category.

Recently many songs on the Billboard Top 100 have featured elements that would fit into this category.  Artists like Drake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, & Justin Bieber have used these same elements to connect with a larger audience.  Groups like Major Lazer and R City have helped to proliferate this type of music to the masses.  Whether it’s blending familiar vocals with funky new beats, or familiar grooves mixed with a new flare, Electric Dancehall presents a new way that the world can party.

With its roots in reggae and dub, Electric Dancehall is meant to be broad enough to include many genres of music including Soca and Afrobeat, but distinct enough that the audience can experience cohesion between genres through drum patterns, rhythm, & vocal styles.  Electric Dancehall compels the audience to engage with their music in a more energetic way.

I invite you to forgo your musical or cultural affiliations for one night and let our DJs cater to your inner dancing urge.  Be a part of this fascinating musical experience.  Limited quantity Early-bird tickets for Electric Dancehall Atlanta will be available for purchase in July.  Sign up to make sure you can gain access.

ELECTRIC DANCEHALL

Hurry! Electric Dancehall Early Bird Ticket Price Ends This Friday

You might want to jump on these $15 early-bird tickets for Electric Dancehall – Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

These discounted tickets will be available until Friday, July 8th so you have 2 days to secure your spot and save $$.

‪#‎electricdancehall‬

Reggae Event in Atlanta, Rub-A-Dub

What’s that one reggae party monthly at that one place in the city?

As you may know if you have visited this blog before, myself and The Honorary Citizen are producers of a successful 100% reggae event concept, Rub-A-Dub, which occurs on the second Sunday of every month in downtown Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

As resident DJs at Rub-A-Dub, DJ Passport and I have invited different guests to partake in the non-mainstream vibe each month.

This is truly a unique concept, not just for the soundtrack, but especially because of this list of selectors to have performed at  Rub-A-Dub:

  • Webba
  • Juggla
  • Cartel Sound with Philip 5
  • DJ Empress Rah
  • Yahquan Da Travellah
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco
  • Funkregulator Celo (456 Sound)
  • DJ Lion
  • Empress Movements with Tach
  • SuperPEC Archangel

Lion of Judah Sound and Nijah Don get credit for assists as well.

You might want to check in at one of these events if you even remotely like reggae music because I have more heavy weight guest sounds coming in to play for you “inna Rub-A-Dub style.”

Cartel Sound and SuperPEC will be featured on July 10 so expect to hear great selections, and solid mixing for FREE all night.  That’s right there will be no cover charge for #RUBADUBATL through summer 2016.

Sign-up to get updates and special offers for all of my events.

 

 

 

Live reggae music, healthy drinks, vegetarian and vegan food, wellness practitioners, healers, and vendors of all varieties. This is the Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival.

Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016

Are you ready to enjoy a festival that helps you to promote a healthier lifestyle?

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Then join us for a jammin’ to your health and wellness reggae musik festival. This open air festival is suitable for all ages!

The Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016 will be held July 16, 2016, at The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310 from 12 to 9:00 pm.

This will be a fresh, motivating, and exciting festival that will showcase arts & crafts activities, healthcare presenters, poets, dancers, LIVE reggae music and much more…

Don’t miss it!

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Admission: $10:00 for adults (children 12 and under are free)

Share with your friends and family!

Contact: 770-815-7907

Visit the Health and Wellness website at: https://healthandwellnessreggaemusikfestival.com/

Like the Health and Wellness Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/healthandwellnessatlanta

Real DJs playing vinyl

ALL VINYL Everything: July 4th Weekend Edition ~ Sunday 7.3.16

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Come out this Sunday for the All Vinyl Everything 4th of July weekend edition at Slice Piedmont located at 75 Piedmont Ave. from 5-10pm.

ALL VINYL Everything Bring • Your • Own • Vinyl July 4th Weekend
No laptops, CDs, or controllers. Only real DJs spinning real vinyl!

Featuring
DJ Jamad
Kevin Kerosene Dingle
Jeremy Avalon
DJ Rasyrious
Wally Sparks
DJ Deliver
DJ Acrojam
Worldwide DJ TakTixX
Highlanda Dot Net

Hosted by D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik

 B.Y.O.V. | Bring • Your • Own • Vinyl |

Vinyl collectors: You are invited to Buy, Sell, Trade and Play your own vinyl from 5-6pm.

RSVP » allvinyl529.eventbrite.com.  

Brought to you by WGGP Events + Scratch DJ Academy.  Follow @allvinyl and #AllVinylEverything for updates.

 

HIGHLANDA sound alongside Empress movements (1)

[Audio] Highlanda, Empress Movements + DJ Hourglass, DJ Empress Rah & DJ Passport @ Rub-A-Dub

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Recorded live on Mothers Day 2016, Rub-a-Dub is every month on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Recorded live on Mothers Day 2016.
Highlanda Sound alongside Empress Movements

DJ Passport, DJ Hourglass, and DJ Empress Rah

highlanda- live set @ The Wren's NEst

Highlanda Sound @ the Musikal Matinee Concert Series (5.15.16)

The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series, May 15, 2016.

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Be uplifted, and healed with conscious music by Highlanda Sound System.

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN

Anita Antoinette Named Musical Ambassador for Nat’l Caribbean American Heritage Month

Anita Antoinette to be Musical Ambassador for Celebration of June National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

June National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

Anita Antoinette, Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, is pleased to announce that Anita Antoinette, who captured the attention of millions on the 7 th season of “The Voice”, will serve as the Musical Ambassador for Caribbean American Heritage Month in 2016. Ms. Antoinette joins the ranks of CenCe, and URIM 7 as fresh voices who have served as Musical Ambassador since the program’s founding in 2013.

Anita grew up dancing to the rhythm of her father’s music Clinton Fearon, a member of The Gladiators, a Jamaican roots reggae band, most popular during the 1970s in Kingston, Jamaica. Self-taught singer and guitarist, Anita began writing her own music as a teenager, inspired both by her father and other legends, including Bob Marley, India Arie, and Erykah Badu. She graduated from the prestigious Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 2008, and was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Professional Music with a Concentration in Music Business and Songwriting.

Anita Antoinette has performed on stages large and small throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, including 2008 appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She appeared on the 7th season of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”, placing in the TOP TEN, and easily became one of the most loved and talked about performers. Antoinette who has been working on producing her first EP since The Voice will be launching a single “CARE” from the EP which will serve as her platform for JUNE.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Anita Antoinette as Musical Ambassador for 2016. She represents the new consciousness arising in the next generation of leaders in the Caribbean American community”, stated Dr. Claire Nelson, ICS President & Founder. “Her poise and integrity shone through on the voice, and we anticipate that her artistic acumen will continue to be burnished as her star rises”.

National Caribbean American Heritage Month has been celebrated annually every June since 2006. For ICS, it represents an opportunity to bring together Caribbean American community leaders across the country to address common concerns; to allow Caribbean Americans everywhere to feel a sense of place in the American public discourse; and to bring highlights to the contributions past, present and future being made by Caribbean immigrants to the USA. ICS, the architect of the Campaign to Celebrate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) now has partners in twenty cities and locales across the country from Atlanta to New Orleans to Los Angeles.

To interview Anita Antoinette or secure her for a performance, please contact Shelley at redcarpetshelley.com 404-618-5018.

For more information please visit our website at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.

About the ICS:

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), founded in 1993, is the architect and campaign chair for commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, established by President George Bush in 2006. ICS is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, White House Champion of Change. The premiere CaribbeanAmerican Think/Do Tank, ICS seeks to address development challenges facing Caribbean peoples, and to adopt a thorough, systematic and coordinated long-term perspective towards their resolution. To learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month and the Institute of Caribbean Studies please visit our website.

Live recording of Highlanda at Rub-A-Dub ATL (2nd Sundays) #rocksteadyatl

Live set: Highlanda Sound at Rub-A-Dub ATL [4.10.16]

Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound - 4.10.16

Audio: Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound live set – 4.10.16