Pictures From the 3rd Annual Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Celebration at Wildpitch Music Hall.
An international crowd of over 200 people from around the greater Atlanta area gathered Sunday for a special edition of the Rub-A-Dub ATL monthly event.
Below is a selection of photos from what was a memorable night for Atlanta reggae lovers.
Mikey Glamour invites you to a 4-sound dubplate soundclash entitled “DEAD SOME BWOY FI DEAD” taking place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Don Janelle’s (4457 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30035).
The home team sound, King Eternity featuring King DJ Nolan will be defending their Atlanta turf against:
- Silver Fox from the United Kingdom
- TurboForce from Jamaica
- OGS Genesis from Bermuda
The promoter has ruled that this is a dubplate only clash. No 45s will be allowed once the soundclash starts.
“…every ting booked, sounds are ready, 3 sounds must dead……There can only be one winner……lock the date in yuh diary…..strictly undiluted WAR!!!!!!”~ International Soundclash Promoter, Mikey Glamor (Mikey Glamour Sound Chat)
Soundclash newbie? Read on…
A soundclash is a musical competition where crew members from opposing sound systems pit their skills against each other. Read more from Wikipedia.
Soundclash is Jamaica’s musical sport that has gone global. Clashing is a celebration of reggae sound system culture and well, really a celebration of dubplates – exclusive recordings customized with the DJ/Sounds name mentioned in it.
“It’s really a glorified boxing match, where the public decides who wins. What makes it unique, and what makes you qualified to enter, is that you should have a number of customized recordings made especially for you by artists who are renowned, and those artists must call your name in the recording.”
~ David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan, the UK’s very own soundclash Godfather, a titan of clashing who’s been crushing opponents worldwide for close to 40 years.
A soundclash is one of the most unique live music events you’ll ever see!
The 70s, 80s, and 90s were prolific decades for dancehall music and many strides were made in Jamaican music during that time.
The 1970s is still heralded as the golden age of Jamaican reggae music, but with the advent of digital technology, the 80s and 90s decades became known as the sweetest time for commercially successful crossover dancehall fusion, sound clashes and juggling dances alike. The transitional period out of the golden age and into the digital era is when the term rub-a-dub emerged as both a description of the musical style (heavy drum patterns accompanied by swinging basslines) and a verbal representation of the popular hip-to-hip movements between dance partners of the time.
To this day in cities around the world, there remains a high demand for the fashion of dancing with accompanying classic riddims and anthems that rocked the dancehalls of yesteryear.
As such, it brings me great pleasure to present Rub-A-Dub ATL – dedicated to you, the reggae lover.
Rub-A-Dub ATL ft. DJ Passport, Highlanda Sound, DJ Rootsqueen, and Jah Prince at Wildpitch on 1.8.17.
Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets and live music performances monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.
More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL reggae music audio:
BobFest 2017 is February 3rd – 10th in Atlanta.
Friday, February 3 is an evening with the international poet, actor, broadcaster and social commentator, Mutabaruka.
Saturday, February 4 is the Annual Trenchtown Rock international night dance.
Friday, February 10 there will be a Maroon family meeting on the full moon for a screening of the groundbreaking film Sankofa by Haile Gerima.
Let’s get together and feel all right. Celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday with live reggae music and DJ sets pumped through WildPitch Music Hall’s sound system. Praise Jah and get down on the dance floor with the reggae master’s music, plus dancehall and dub favorites at this special Rub-A-Dub Sunday party. Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P. will open the event with a live performance, followed by six DJs, each sharing their top cuts for One Love.
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The 3rd Annual
BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE
and birthday celebration for
Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
6-8pm – Live Music Mixer with a live performance by:
Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)
8pm-1am – Rub-A-Dub Session with DJ Sets by:
Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture.
Innocent with Dappa Lee & crew.
Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt & the team.
Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda
ĀGARD from NYC
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HIGHLANDA.NET AND THE HONORARY CITIZEN PRESENT RUB-A-DUB ATL – SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017 (8PM TO MIDNIGHT).
Join us on Sunday, January 8th for an entertaining evening of reggae music, culture, cocktails and great Jamaican food. Come out early for a taste of the Caribbean buffet by Webba’s Jerk Hut (404) 246-0709. Enjoy $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Strip until 10pm along with many other drink specials all night. Ladies, Come Early To Party and enjoy complimentary admission until 9:30pm.
Admission – Free Before 9:30pm for Queens
Reggae party, Rub-A-Dub ATL, is a nightlife event that includes many sub-genres of reggae music including ska, rocksteady, lovers rock, Roots, dub and dancehall with live DJ sets monthly on Second Sundays in Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.
Highlanda Sound and The Honorary Citizen present #RubADubATL every 2nd Sunday. This uniquely flavorful international retro reggae celebration in Atlanta is the premier platform for showcasing, promoting and sharing the vibrancy and variety of reggae culture and music with a broader audience.
Dress Code: Comfortable & Classy.
Age Limit (21): Mature clientele only.
Come early for great food & drink specials: (8pm – 10:00pm)
Parking is available for $5 directly across the street at 248 Trinity Ave.
RUB-A-DUB ft. DJ Passport @ WildPitch (12.11.16)
RUB-A-DUB ft. Highlanda Sound @ WildPitch (12.11.16)
Rub-A-Dub ft. Funkregulata Celo @ WildPitch (12.11.16)
Rub-A-Dub ft. Empress Movements @ WildPitch (12.11.16)
Protoje was the featured artist at the 3rd installment of Dubwise Atlanta held at WildPitch Music Hall on December 4, 2016.
Get Protoje’s latest “Royalty Free” project here.
“The mission for Dubwise is to spread roots, reggae, dub, culture music to the masses and provide a space and balance with other musical genres penetrating society and the minds of the youth. With that mission we only could have one outcome: spread the dub wisely!”
Read more about Dubwise here.
Dubwise Atlanta presented by Kings With Style Co.
THE 3RD ANNUAL
BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE
AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR
KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
- Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)
- Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture
- Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee
- Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt
- Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda
- ĀGARD from NYC
- DJ Passport