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)

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Contact: 770-815-7907

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

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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.

Rocksteady ATL Announces 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius Celebration

Rocksteady ATL will partner with ĀGARD Music to host the 2nd annual commemorative event celebrating the birthday and legacy of late reggae legend, Bob Marley.

 

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ATLANTA, GA, December 31, 2015 –The event will take place at Studio No. 7 in downtown
Atlanta on February 5, 2016, between the hours of 9 pm and 3 am. In addition to observing Bob
Marley’s 71st birthday, the event will serve as a birthday celebration for fellow Aquarians, Kahlil
Wonda from Highlanda Sound, his wife Mrs. Wonda, and DJ/Producer, ĀGARD, who will be
traveling from New York City.

The Bob Marley Tribute will coincide with and be a special edition of Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen’s successful monthly event, dubbed Rocksteady ATL.

Studio No. 7, the venue which also hosted the 2015 staging of this event, offers a central and
spacious setting. Located at 393 Marietta Street near to the World of Coca-Cola and Centennial
Olympic Park in Atlanta, the venue has been voted Best of 2014 by the reputable Atlanta
Tribune: The Magazine. Tickets for the event can be purchased online in advance or the night
of the event at the venue.

With a number of performers on the 2016 lineup, the event promises to be bigger and better
than the inaugural staging, showcasing the best in music from Bob Marley and other great
artistes. In addition to a live set by the BRAP Band, patrons can expect selections from several
top-rated music curators, including DJ Passport, ĀGARD, Highlanda Sound, as well as special
guest Jah Prince. There will also be a live performance from reggae artist, Ken Serious, with
mixing from Kahlil Wonda.

People who are interested in attending the 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius
Celebration can purchase advanced tickets online beginning early in January. Additional
information about the event is available at AtlantaRootsReggae.com.

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Bob Marley Tribute in Atlanta – February 5th, 2016

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Ky-Mani Marley live Backed by the Maestro Band in Atlanta, November 25th

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Presented by Krushmore Entertainment, the legendary Royal Peacock will host the official Atlanta album release for Ky-Mani Marley’s “Maestro,” on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – the night before Thanksgiving.  Ky-Mani will give a live performance with his Maestro Band.  Early vibes will be selected by Highlanda Sound alongside Revolution Sound.  Limited $15 early-bird tickets are on sale now!

“Augustus Pablo Presents Rockers International” digital release available now; vinyl Nov. 13th

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Augustus Pablo – Rockers International – Artwork

Originally issued as two separate album releases this 2CD remastered edition collects up 28 Augustus Pablo classics from the golden age of Rockers. Melodica masterpieces, deep dubs and classic vocal sides from the likes of Jacob Miller, Junior Delgado, Earl Sixteen and more all built on Augustus Pablo signature rock solid drum and bass foundations. Also featuring for the first time 7″ vinyl release for this scorching ’79 reggae classic from Junior Delgado ‘Away With You Fussing And Fighting,’ produced by Augustus Pablo. Download the album now.

“Give thanks for I & I Father Haile Selassie I for the inspiration for all melodies, which I & I play for His children all over His creation. Selah” – Augustus Pablo

Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival in Atlanta: What you need to know

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3-2-1 Productions and the RGB Alliance present to you the 2015 Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival.  This annual event is a Tribute to Marcus Garvey and a proactive response to the current family, food, and health crisis that plagues the black community and America as a whole.

Come and learn from holistic healers and practitioners.  Be entertained by Poets, Dancers, and Drummers hitting the stage along with top notch reggae bands, Highlanda Sound alongside Lion of Judah Sound, vocal performers, and musicians for a day of upliftment and positive energy.  More acts are to be announced.

Feast on healthy foods, drinks, and snacks.  Purchase arts and craft items, books, DVD’s and more.  Get screened for variety of conditions to know your status.  Come for the holistic healing of mind, spirit and body.

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Rocksteady ATL hosts the debut of DUBWISE ATLANTA, Sat. June 13 @ Space 2 (The Sound Table)

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The organizers of “Rocksteady ATL,” myself and The Honorary Citizen, will host the debut of Dubwise Atlanta on Saturday June 13th at the Sound Table’s SPACE 2 (485 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA) with Yaadcore from Kingston, Jamaica alongside Aba Shaka, Love People, and Highlanda Sound.

The original Dubwise Jamaica is a Roots Dub Reggae session every Wednesday in the city of Kingston, created to preserve the roots in the Dancehall & spread the message of love through music.  Dubwise Jamaica guarantees strictly original & rootical selections all night coming from the vein stream & not the main stream, resurrecting songs that haven’t been heard in decades as well fresh selections from the new and upcoming Reggae artists.

Rocksteady ATL hosts Dubwise Atlanta at Space 2, Saturday June 13th, 8pm

Rocksteady ATL hosts Dubwise Atlanta at Space 2, Saturday June 13th, 8pm

Strictly roots and culture vibrations, with no slackness. Tunes played in a dubwise style, for their full duration, with messages of upliftment delivered live over the mic.

In December 2013, Yaadcore, the Jamaican selector known for his Reggae Aroma mixtape series, began holding a weekly, Wednesday-night session inside Kingston’s Whitebones Grill with the principles listed above.  Dubwise Jamaica quickly became a magnet for similarly-minded selectors, including such foundation DJs as Rory Gilligan of Stone Love and Danny Dread of Stereo Mars and Volcano sound system fame. Jamaica’s young reggae stars Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal and Micah Shemaiah were among its earliest supporters, passing through both as performers and just to hol’ a vibes, and it soon attracted veteran artists like Lutan Fyah, Mikey General and even Ninjaman, as well as international acts like Pressure Busspipe (St. Thomas) and Ziggi Recado (St. Eustatius).

A year and a half after its launch, Dubwise Jamaica has become an international brand representing what many see as a return to a more pure and natural style of playing reggae (as opposed to the fast-paced juggling style preferred by most of today’s Jamaican DJs).  Yaadcore has teamed with selectors Corey Chase and DJ Rampage to launch Dubwise Miami, a weekly session at Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts district. Although Yaadcore’s schedule only permits him to appear in Miami about once a month, each Wednesday night the backroom of the fashionable taqueria becomes the “Coyo Dub Lounge,” attracting a loyal crowd as well as fellow DJs such as house DJ Armand Van Helden.  Artist Kabaka Pyramid dropped in recently to perform.

Yaadcore has brought Dubwise sessions to New York City, Washington DC and Puerto Rico (San Jaun, Santurce and Rincon) over the past few months and relaunched Dubwise Jamaica in a new location following a brief hiatus.  In Yaadcore’s view, he’s laying a foundation for a movement that can spread consciousness and upliftment through roots music whether he’s in the building or not.

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ROCKSTEADY "80s Reggae Dancehall Edition" A reunion of dancehall giants from King Jammy Sound System, Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch coming straight out of Jamaica for one night only!!! Also celebrating the earthstrong of all Taurus crew and special request to all mothers. SPECIAL GUEST SELECTOR: Jah Prince Every 1st Sunday the Sound Table hosts #RocksteadyATL with Music selections by DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound System INFO: vaultclassics@gmail.com Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested. Enjoy!!!

ROCKSTEADY with Little Twitch, Anthony Malvo, selector Jah Prince

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On Sunday May 3rd Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Hilawe Entertainment and The Sound Table present a special “ROCKSTEADY 1980s Reggae Dancehall Tribute” featuring a couple of iconic figures from the 1980’s and 90’s dancehall era live from Jamaica, Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch.  Veteran DJ/selector Jah Prince will also make a guest appearance for this special occasion. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested for Rocksteady.

Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested.

Every 1st Sunday the Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Avenue, hosts #RocksteadyATL with musical selections ranging from Ska, Rocksteady, early Reggae, Classic Dancehall, and Dub to contemporary Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock.  Resident selectors DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound System provide the soundtrack monthly.  For more information email vaultclassics@gmail.com.

Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested.

2 Bad Riddims: The Stalag versus The Sleng Teng

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It’s brings me great pleasure to release this episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast which features two riddims that were suggested by my listeners: the Stalag version and the Sleng Teng rhythm. If you have ever been to a reggae dance or concert, you have definitely heard songs on one or both of these legendary riddim tracks which have had a dominating prominence in the dancehall for three decades.

I selected this 22 song playlist out of the hundreds of tunes that have been recorded over these versions. The mix is comprised mostly of the original cuts produced by Winston “Techniques” Riley and Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James. Please submit playlist suggestions and feedback to ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com.

In Jamaica, the Stalag version (or Stalag riddim) is a popular reggae rhythm, which came to prominence in the 1970s. It was originally written and performed as “Stalag 17” (named after the 1953 war film) by Ansell Collins, and released by Winston Riley‘s Techniques record label in 1973.

It was mainly used for dub instrumental versions, often b-sides of records. The rhythm also influenced early hip-hop, and can be discerned on Public Enemy’s hit ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ as well as on Too Short’s Blowjob Betty.

Sleng Teng is the name given to the first fully computerized riddim in Jamaican music. The riddim, which was created by the collaboration between King Jammy and Wayne Smith, was titled “Under Mi Sleng Teng“. Wayne Smith found the computerized sound in Noel Davey’s keyboard, and together he and Davey arranged the riddim, slowed it down, matched it to Smith’s key, and rehearsed on it with lyrics inspired by Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi” and Yellowman’s “Under me fat ting”, before taking it to Jammy’s studio in late 1984. The riddim itself is apparently an attempt to recreate Eddie Cochran’s 1959 rockabilly song “Somethin’ Else.” It is a pattern found in the Casio MT-40 home keyboard.

After the riddim was brought to the studio and Jammy heard it, he then slowed it further and placed piano and a clap on it. Jammy recorded a number of other artists on the original backing track including Tenor Saw (with “Pumpkin Belly”), and Johnny Osbourne (with “Buddy Bye”). The tunes were first unleashed at a now legendary soundclash between Jammy’s own sound system and Black Scorpio at Waltham Park Road on February 23, 1985.

Stalag 17 Playlist

1 Frankie Paul – Don’t Worry Yourself – Volcano
2 General Echo – Arlene – Techniques
3 Admiral Tibett – Trouble To A Man – Techniques
4 Little Kirk – Whats Love Got To Do – Techniques
5 Yami Bolo – Take It Easy – Techniques
6 Cocoa Tea – We Do The Killing – Digital B
7 Super Beagle – Soundboy Dust Out – Techniques
8 Tenor Saw and Buju Banton – Ring The Alarm Quick – Techniques
9 Sister Nancy – Bam Bam – Techniques
10 Cutty Ranks – Rude Bwoy Game – Techniques
11 Nicodemus – Suzy Wong – Skengdon

Sleng Teng Playlist

1 Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng – Jammys
2 Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly – Jammys
3 Echo Minott – Original Fat Ting – Jammys
4 Buddy Bye – Johnny Osbourne – Jammys
5 Josey Wales – Cowboy Style – Jammys
6 Yelloman – Reggae Ambassador – Jammys
7 Tony Curtis – Weak – John John
8 Anthony Red Rose – Under Me Fat Ting – King Tubbys
9 John Wayne – Call The Police For Me – Jammys
10 Super Cat – Trash and Ready – Jammys
11 Frankie Paul – Cassandra – Steely and Clevie