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.
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:
Our Rub-A-Dub ATL Mother’s Day special event will highlight female DJs, DJ Empress Rah, DJ Hourglass, and Empress Movements. Doors open promptly at 5pm on Sunday May 8th for this FREE daytime indoor/outdoor reggae music event.
Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present RUB-A-DUB:
“A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70’s and 80’s, the term “Rub-a-Dub” comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together. ”
This takes place every SECOND Sunday at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue with music by guest DJs, alongside DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound.
Al, who compiled the CD and recently gave a talk on the subject at the V&A says, “Growing up in England I’ve always been fascinated by the Jamaican love of Clarks shoes and the way the brand is referenced within reggae and dancehall music. Vybz Kartel‘s tune ‘Clarks’ brought the phenomenon to many people’s attention in 2010, but the relationship goes back a lot longer, and I wanted to bring attention to that, highlighting the work of artists such as Dillinger and Little John who sang about Clarks many years before.
Congratulations to Tasha T on winning in the “Best Caribbean Style”category of the prestigious “Black Canadian Awards” that took place on Saturday, June 6, 2015! The award was presented at a Black Tie gala hosted at the Queen Ann Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
Arriving by a stretch limousine, an excited Tasha T stepped onto the red carpet looking radiant and was meet by adoring friends and fans. Following the announcement of her win Tasha T’s acceptance speech began with thanks to JAH for the many blessings she has received with further expressions of love to her family and deep gratitude to all the fans who took the time to vote for her. She also took time to express her gratitude to the RasVibe Records management team and to VP Records for their continual support.
Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of Canadian based “Dab Design” Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said “more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.” She went on to say that “I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!”
April 19th All Vinyl Everything returns with a star studded line-up of special guest DJs spinning nothing but the best music pressed on Vinyl records. To kick off the New Year of AVE we’ve added the #VinylSwap. We are giving you the opportunity to bring your own records and BUY-SELL-TRADE vinyl from 4-6PM. Tell a friend to tell a friend to be at #AllVinylEverything !
The music starts at 4pm sharp and goes till 9pm – EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED.
Enjoy Sangria specials, Indoor and Outdoor Bars, plus Grab something off the grill. The First 100 guests who show their ticket on the Eventbrite mobile app will receive a free drink! RSVP @ ave419.eventbrite.com.
Hosted by: DJ Dibiase + Sean Falyon
Noni’s is located at 357 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA
- Vendors! Do you own a clothing brand? Sell your own jewelry? Host your own Pop Up shop at #AllVinylEverything! For Info Email AllVinylEverything@gmail.com
|| This event is part of Yes Address Atlanta, Eventbrite‘s 10-day series of pop-ups showcasing ATL’s best local businesses, event organizers, makers, and more. When you say “Yes” to new experiences, you open up a world of possibilities.
Follow along on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the #YESATL.
You never know where “Yes” will take you.
Small batch clothing brand “The Honorary Citizen” of Atlanta, GA is launching their first late night Pop Up retail shop experience, “Good Vibes” of 2015.
Phase A, 482 Edgewood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30312.
Drinks. Music. Art. Fashion. Good Vibes.
During the Good Vibes late night pop up shop, visitors will be able to shop an exclusive variety of cut and sew garments, vintage tees and accessories. Good Vibes is a unique shopping experience only occurring quarterly. This Good Vibes will feature, Artist/ Illustrator extraordinaire, Craig "Flux" Singleton who will be displaying some of his work, and will be selling prints of the cover art he created for 'Sunday' the newest book published by Ain HD.
‘Sunday‘ is part confessional, part poetic documentary. Touching on social justice issues, love and relationships,family and life experiences, Ain HD uses her voice to navigate through the topics we don’t always bring to the dinner table.
Meet and greet Ain HD at Good Vibes this Saturday. She will be there selling and signing copies. There will also be a live reading from the book ‘Sunday‘ by Trip Freeman of Atlanta Rap group, W.I.C.
Take Uber To Good Vibes & Receive $20 off Your First Ride! Use Code: ht0h4
For More info contact: Khatoum Tut 770.361.5554