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
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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!
bob-marley-tribute-atl-2017
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

Don’t miss out on ELECTRIC DANCEHALL Atlanta this Saturday 8.20.16

I’m pleased to announce the newest cocktail on the menu at WildPitch Music Hall is “The Highlanda,” featuring top shelf Jamaican rum.

And what better way to debut a new cocktail than with a drink special?  Order “The Highlanda” for just $5, all night at electric dancehall!

Cheers!!! “I’m drinking rum, and red bull..”

Here is a video recap of what to expect at #electricdancehall.

Here is a quick informational piece about Electric Dancehall from the official host, DREGGAE.

Here is the world famous DJ MARS sharing tips on getting into (and beating the line) for this highly anticipated inaugural special event.  Here’s a hint: get there early.

Now, if the wicked talented DJ Line-up and top rated dance music venue complete with a new patio and $5 Highlanda drink special aren’t enough to convince you, then check out this article to see why Mike Jordan, author at Thrillist, included Electric Dancehall in his “things to do in Atlanta this weekend” article.

Don’t miss your chance to grab your spot – the event’s filling up fast!

ELECTRIC DANCEHALL

Hurry! Electric Dancehall Early Bird Ticket Price Ends This Friday

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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

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

Electric Dancehall

A new electronic dance music experience is coming soon.

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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

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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.

 

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

Image: 2nd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Aquarius Celebration

 

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.

TICKETS LINK

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

 

 

Billboard named Joss Stone Reggae Artist of the Year 2015, But Here’s the Thing

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I noticed the recent uproar caused by, and massive publicity being given to Billboard Magazine, who announced their best of 2015 recently.  The initial blip that came on my radar was a Jamaica Observer article, but since then I have seen many of my peers in the reggae industry, especially those representing Jamaica, sounding off and voicing their disapproval of Billboard as if this was an objective award selection.

This controversy inspired my inquisitive mind so I did some research into Billboard Magazine’s previous year’s Reggae superlatives and found that it’s solely based on Reggae Album sales and these statistics have never been friendly to Jamaican performers.  Check the history over the past 5 years:

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

By simply visiting Billboard’s website and reviewing the rankings I saw that what happened in 2015 – a non-Jamaican crowned Artist of the Year – also happened in 2014, 2013, and so on and so forth. No one slammed the magazine when California-based reggae group Rebelution, Israel’s Matisyahu, or American rappers NAS and Snoop Lion were crowned.

If anything, Jamaican reggae artists, supporters, and the media alike should be reporting that 2015 was the best year in recent history for Jamaican reggae acts as evidenced by releases from Morgan Heritage, Protoje, Jah Cure, and Kymani Marley all selling well enough to be on the 2015 Reggae Album charts.  Yes, Joss Stone (UK) sold more, but in prior years only the Marley name could be found consistently among the top selling reggae albums reported by Billboard.

Congratulations to the aforementioned artists carrying the reggae banner in 2015.  How can we continue this resurgence of Jamaican reggae and secure a place for artists from the genre’s homeland on international music charts, and concert stages?  Start by putting your money where your mouth is.  Vote for the artist you love by buying their album.

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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image: Ky-Mani Marley at The Royal Peacock in Atlanta flyer

Ky-Mani Marley at The Royal Peacock in Atlanta

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!