Best Pictures From the 2017 Bob Marley Tribute

Pictures from the Bob Marley Tribute | Rub-A-Dub ATL

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.

Best Pictures From the 2017 Bob Marley Tribute and Moments You May have Missed on February 12, 2017 by Rico Vibes of Dareggaescene.com and Bronson Blair of 2BKaribbean.com.

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RUB-A-DUB ATL, the Best Reggae Music live Dancehall Audio to Download

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.

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Rub-A-Dub ATL January 2017 | Click Image to Listen or Download

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:

  1. Listen on iTunes
  2. Listen on Google Play Music
  3. Listen on Soundcloud

BobFest ATL 2017 Lineup Announced

BobFest 2017 is February 3rd – 10th in Atlanta.

Beginning Friday is an Evening with Mutabaruka, international poet, actor, broadcaster and social commentator. Taking place at Southwest Community Arts Center, located 915 New Hope Rd Southwest Atlanta Hosted by legendary poet Sunni Patterson, featuring Bilal Sunni Ali on saxophone and Baba Sola on percussions. Marketplace & Food and healers garden. Showtime is 6:30 pm. Doors open 6pm. Info 404-590-8010

Evening with Mutabaruka

Friday, February 3 is an evening with the international poet, actor, broadcaster and social commentator, Mutabaruka.

Beginning Friday is an Evening with Mutabaruka, international poet, actor, broadcaster and social commentator. Taking place at Southwest Community Arts Center, located 915 New Hope Rd Southwest Atlanta Hosted by legendary poet Sunni Patterson, featuring Bilal Sunni Ali on saxophone and Baba Sola on percussions. Marketplace & Food and healers garden. Showtime is 6:30 pm. Doors open 6pm. Info 404-590-8010

Evening with Mutabaruka

This will take place at the Southwest Community Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Rd. in Southwest Atlanta.  The event will be hosted by legendary poet Sunni Patterson and will feature musicians Bilal Sunni Ali on saxophone and Baba Sola on percussions.  There will also be a marketplace with food and healers garden featuring music by DJ Kemit.  Doors open at 6 pm with showtime at 6:30 pm.  The venue for our evening with the legendary Mutabaruka has limited seats so purchasing advance tickets is suggested. Call 404-590-8010 for more information.

Saturday, February 4 is the Annual Trenchtown Rock international night dance.

Saturday is the Annual TRENCHTOWN ROCK international night dance. Takes place at The Core - 9857 Main St East Point Ga (across from East Point Marta Station) 9pm- 4am Classics of Marley and classic roots all night...with ABA SHAKA, HIGHLANDA SOUND - EMPRESS ZAUDITU - DJ REBELLION - MAJESTIC SOUNDS aaaaaaand a surprise guest selector.  A ROOTS DanceThere will be vendors, food and drink, and refreshing services available. Hosted by the lovely sisters of Sol Rizing Band! Info 404-590-8010

ABA SHAKA, HIGHLANDA SOUND – EMPRESS ZAUDITU – DJ REBELLION – MAJESTIC SOUNDS and a surprise guest selector.

The dance will take place at The Core – 9857 Main St., East Point, GA (across from East Point Marta Station) from 9 pm until 4 am.  The session will be hosted by the lovely sisters of Sol Rizing Band.  Classics from Bob Marley and other classic roots selections will be showcased all night by Aba Shaka, Empress ZawdituDJ Rebellion, and Majestic Sounds alongside Highlanda Sound featuring me Kahlil Wonda.  A surprise guest selector will also be announced.  There will be vendors, food, drink, and refreshing services available.  Call 404-590-8010 for more information.
GREETINGS CULTURE LOVERS!  Give yourself a payday loan...and pay yourself back in 2 strongs (weeks)   The ticket sales have soared today. Don't miss out on a great opportunity. A relatively small investment for a great time of music and soul food (for the body and the soul). We take special care to create fun, safe, energetic spaces.   GRAB EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW for the monumental evening with MUTABARUKA hosted by the incredible SUNNI PATTERSON and featuring the legendary "Spirit man" Baba Bilal Sunni Ali and the Congo drummer Baba Sola. Greeting us in the terrace with vibe music for the Afrikan marketplace is the original DJ KEMIT   And that's just the start....we know u don't want to read an essay right now though. Come to the website www.bobfestatl.com check out the info, the vibes, the sponsors...come black often for special prizes and goodies...

Trenchtown Rock 2017, Atlanta

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.

GREETINGS CULTURE LOVERS!  Give yourself a payday loan...and pay yourself back in 2 strongs (weeks)   The ticket sales have soared today. Don't miss out on a great opportunity. A relatively small investment for a great time of music and soul food (for the body and the soul). We take special care to create fun, safe, energetic spaces.   GRAB EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW for the monumental evening with MUTABARUKA hosted by the incredible SUNNI PATTERSON and featuring the legendary "Spirit man" Baba Bilal Sunni Ali and the Congo drummer Baba Sola. Greeting us in the terrace with vibe music for the Afrikan marketplace is the original DJ KEMIT   And that's just the start....we know u don't want to read an essay right now though. Come to the website www.bobfestatl.com check out the info, the vibes, the sponsors...come black often for special prizes and goodies...

Sankofa Screening

This takes place at the Auburn Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Ave. NE., Atlanta, GA.  Call 404-613-4010 for more information.
Visit BobFestATL.com for tickets, vending opportunities, and any further information.   
Tickets also available at:
    International Food Market 
    3709 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA (east Side)
     Mango’s Caribbean Restaurant
     180 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)
     Axum Culture
      Address1065 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 
     (West End)
     
     Fruits Veggies & Herbs
     AddressCampbellton Plaza, 2085 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Tickets Going Fast for 3rd Annual Bob Marley Tribute in Atlanta

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Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

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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Rub-A-Dub ATL presents: THE 3RD ANNUAL BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 Live Reggae Mixer: (6-8pm) Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band) Rub-A-Dub Session: (8pm-1am) 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 WildPitch Music Hall 255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303 $15 online. $20 at the door. TICKETS Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com WEBSITE: https://highlanda.net/bob-marley-tribute/

A Bob Marley Tribute – February 12, 2017

Come and join us to celebrate the 72nd birthday of reggae’s brightest shining star – Bob Marley. For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing IJAHKNOWAH and B.R.A.P for lovers of live reggae music plus 6 DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to praise Jah and celebrate the life of “The Legend” in ONE LOVE and harmony!

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Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

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)

    Ijahknowah and his band, B.R.A.P

    Ijahknowah and his band, B.R.A.P

8pm-1am – Rub-A-Dub Session with DJ Sets by:

  • Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture.

    Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture

    Natural Vibes Sound System (Daflavaradio.com)

  • Innocent with Dappa Lee & crew.

    Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee

    U.S. Rumble 2015 Champions, Innocent Sound

  • Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt & the team.

    Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt

    2016 Set It Off Tournament Champion, Black Magic Sound System

  • Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda

    DJ Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

    DJ Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

  • ĀGARD from NYC

    A BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE and birthday celebration for Mr & Mrs Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD DJs: Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, ĀGARD, and Jah Prince Live Reggae: BRAP Band Performance by Ken Serious February 5th 2016 Studio No. 7 393 Marietta St. Atlanta 30313

    Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD

  • DJ Passport

    DJ Passport (The Honorary Citizen)

    DJ Passport (The Honorary Citizen) from Rub-A-Dub ATL

WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303
$15 online. $20 at the door.

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Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com
Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Celebration for Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD

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The BOB MARLEY 72nd Birthday Bash is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017.

Come and join us to celebrate the 72nd birthday of reggae’s brightest shining star – Bob Marley.  For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing IJAHKNOWAH and B.R.A.P for lovers of live reggae music plus 6 DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to praise Jah and celebrate the life of “The Legend” in ONE LOVE and harmony!
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Rub-A-Dub ATL in association with ĀGARD Music presents:

THE 3RD ANNUAL

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE

AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR
KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Live Reggae Mixer: (6-8pm)
  • Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)
Rub-A-Dub Session: (8pm-1am)
  • 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
WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303
$15 online. $20 at the door.

TICKETS

Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com

Dubwise Atlanta with Protoje – Picture Gallery

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Rub-A-Dub ATL and WildPitch host Dubwise Atlanta presented by Kings with Style featuring Yaadcore with Protoje live from Kingston, Jamaica, alongside Aba Shaka and Farinheits Creation.

Look out for RUB-A-DUB ATL (reggae music) at Wildpitch Music Hall (255 Trinity Ave, ATL) every month (Second Sundays).

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Rub A Dub

I got this link today from Jah Prince.

We had a convo about Rub A Dub on his radio show last week.

Rub A Dub stylee is a beloved part of reggae culture and I created an event called Rub-A-Dub ATL.

You can check out the Sunsplash Mix Show segment to hear me talk about my passion, the mission to share reggae music with my community and the world at large.

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RubADub Interview:

We speak with the selector/promoter Kahlil Wonda about the history and current status of “Rub A Dub” music. Monthly, he invites our Atlanta and surrounding neighbors to fulljoy this diverse reggae sub-genre with featured international selectors. This event is dedicated to positive vibes so it is Sunsplash Media Endorsed.

Humble Me – Jah9
Tune In Rub A Dub Sound – Sugar Minott
Full Highlanda Rub-A-Dub Interview
Someone – Kranium

Click HERE to download or listen.

Originally posted on iLoveSunSplash.com

What to look forward to at Rub-A-Dub ATL [Video]

Highlanda Sound and The Honorary Citizen present Rub-A-Dub ATL every 2nd Sunday.

Join this unique flavorful retro #reggae international celebration in Atlanta.

Join our mailing list and get tickets by visiting this link.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices - Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices – Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL.

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special - $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special – $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF.

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport   Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements   Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba's Jerk Hut    $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm   Doors open 8pm - Midnight   Ladies FREE until 9:30pm   General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance   **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti**   Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration,   WildPitch Music Hall

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba’s Jerk Hut $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm Doors open 8pm – Midnight Ladies FREE until 9:30pm General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti** Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration, WildPitch Music Hall

Highlanda Sound live set

Live DJ set: “When Highlanda Sound brought reggae to Buckhead”

It has always been my belief that people want authenticity in their music regardless of the venue.  As a DJ, I have had the privilege of performing at high-end and hole-in-the-wall venues, but this did not mean that I had to switch up my playlist.

As a party builds, and the crowd begins to increase in size, it’s important for the DJ to control the vibe and energy in the room by not starting out too fast.  A gradual increase of the pace sets a solid foundation for the energetic climax later in the night that should take place.

To illustrate this, I have curated some audio of a live set recorded at one of my first residencies in the Buckhead party district of Atlanta during the early 2000’s – when nightlife carried on until 4am in the city.  This was the hottest attraction in the city at the ultra sexy upscale venue, Kream – the same one mentioned by Jermaine Dupri in the song “Welcome to Atlanta.”

It was important for me to give a really organic representation of how a reggae dancehall sound system controls a dance, not only for the entertainment of the patrons but also because I wanted my guest DJs to feel comfortable enough to go hard with the crowd when it was their turn to take control.  Once the foundation is set with a good “early-warm,” it’s then much easier and much more likely that the dance will erupt in excitement later on.

My set commences with strictly veteran singers from the 1970’s and 1980’s like John Holt, Sugar Minott, Nitty Gritty, Dennis Brown, The Heptones and Barrington Levy.  After about 40 minutes, selections from the 1990’s could be heard with the first Everton Blender tunes, Luciano, and a Garnett Silk mega mix.  Listen as the MC, SuperPEC welcomes several people to the dance, and a crowd gathers for the ensuing festivities.  Listen as I carefully advance the pace and turn up the heat while watching the dancefloor start to bubble.

Click below to stream or download audio mp3.

If you’d like to book me to as your DJ for an upcoming event please click here.

Sunday, January 8 @WildPitch - 8pm-12am

Rub-A-Dub ATL moves to a new venue, WildPitch Music Hall, Sunday Sept. 11th

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Dance to reggae and its sub-genres: classics that introduced Jamaica’s music to the world, the new reggae revival movement, Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, Rocksteady, Ska, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music.

Rub A Dub Sept 2016

Enjoy good vibes only by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, along with guest DJ sets by Atlanta’s John Wayne and Isis Swaby from NYC.

ROCKSTEADY ATL – Reggae Music Events: Highlanda Dot Net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Rockers International Records present RUB-A-DUB.

When?
Sept. 11, 2016 and Every month on the second Sunday of the month – 8 p.m. start.

Where? [NEW VENUE ALERT]
WildPitch Music Hall – 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

What is 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 2nd Sunday with music by DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound and special guests.

*September 11 DJ Line-up*
John Wayne Movements
Isis Swaby aka Isis Pablo (daughter of Augustus Pablo)
Highlanda Sound with selector Kahlil Wonda
DJ Passport

*Doors open promptly at 8pm. *
$5 Cover charge.
FREE with RSVP.
Email RocksteadyATL@gmail.com to RSVP