Download or Stream #Audio: Bob Marley 71st Birthday Bash [2.5.2016]

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Audio features DJ Passport, ĀGARD, Jah Prince plus a live performance by Ken Serious and Highlanda Sound!!

Ken Serious #RocksteadyATL

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A special #RocksteadyATL commemorative tribute to Bob Marley, this 2nd annual event had many memorable moments.  Join this session every First Friday in Atlanta.

Kahlil Wonda Highlanda Sound #RocksteadyATL

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Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2016 Promo Mixed by DJ Passport

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Here's a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

Here’s a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

BOB MARLEY Birthday Bash Advanced Tickets

“The entire world knows and loves Bob Marley!!!

Come out to Studio Number Seven on Friday February 5th to experience the splendor of Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Bash!

Also celebrating their Earthstrong: Kahlil Wonda, AGARD, Mrs. Wonda and ALL their Aquarius friends.

This special edition of #ROCKSTEADYATL and Bob Marley Tribute, featuring the sounds of
Jah Prince, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport alongside Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD.

Be entertained by the magic and power of this music for one
night only, but keep the memories for a lifetime.

Studio number 7 is downtown Atlanta at 393 Marietta Street.
For information: ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com or Highlanda.net”

DUBWISE ATLANTA with Jesse Royal 11.15.15 – Audio and Pictures

I have curated some images and audio footage from the last Dubwise Atlanta event which featured Jesse Royal, Mr. Williamz, Yaadcore, Aba Shaka, DJ Passport, Farinheits Creation, and Highlanda Sound.  Thanks for the #reggae support #ATL.

Audio: RUB-A-DUB ft. Highlanda Sound, DJ Empress Rah & DJ Passport #download

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Look out for more RUB-A-DUB on November 8th, 2015 and every 2nd Sunday at The Sound Table.

AUDIO Re-up: Rocksteady ATL Oct. 2, 2015 #download #stream

Highlanda Sound with Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Youtube:

Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda selecting the riddims, featuring Little Twitch and Ras Fraser Jr. performing live at Rocksteady ATL.  Recorded live on Friday October 2, 2015 at Studio No. 7 in downtown Atlanta.  Also in the area to touch the microphone is Jahfyah Kush. #RocksteadyATL is a roots reggae session monthly on #1stFridays

Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Soundcloud with download link:

Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Mixcloud:

DJ Passport segment on Soundcloud with download link:

Roots selector DJ Passport juggling from Ska to current reggae revival anthems live at Atlanta’s reggae 1st Friday, #RocksteadyATL inside Studio No. 7.

Isis Swaby segment on Soundcloud with download link:

Featured at #RocksteadyATL our special guest DJ, Rockers International and Radio Kangol representative out of NYC, Empress Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby.

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Wednesday Wind Down review, audio and pics: Highlanda, Kelly Love Jones, Ras Kofi and more Live

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Soul/Reggae soloist Kelly Love Jones with Larry “Stagga’ Lee Henzel” Eaglin of WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta

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Hostesses Warrior Queen Martine and Diana Valentine of WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta with Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

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Ras Kofi on stage with Permaculture

Of course for a full review and more pictures visit our partner RedCarpetShelley.com.

Highlanda live at Dubwise Atlanta [6.14.15] *Download Audio*

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The highly anticipated debut of Dubwise Atlanta did not disappoint. There was an air of love and unity flowing as Atlantans came together for the special occasion, giving roots reggae a chance to flourish once again in town. On this night I had the pleasure of playing alongside the international roots master Aba Shaka and out of Kingston, Yaardcore, one of the selectors credited with catalyzing and supporting Jamaica's current reggae revival. I began my round with classic shots from the Tuff Gong and Studio One labels, took excursions on the Heptones’ “We’re Gonna Fight” and the M-16 riddims, and featured some contemporary dubwise selections with Chuck Fender and Everton Blender because variety is the spice of life. Listen as the crowd gathers near the stage on the dance floor to sing along and dance to the melodies and deep sub-bass brought forth by the Space 2 sound system. Special vibes for a special night in Atlanta dancehall. Look out for Rocksteady ATL on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and every 1st Sunday at the Sound Table.

Ras Jamal of Royal Ethiopia watches as Kahlil Wonda introduces a song #DubwiseAtlanta

The highly anticipated debut of Dubwise Atlanta did not disappoint. There was an air of love and unity flowing as Atlantans came together for the special occasion, giving roots reggae a chance to flourish once again in town.

On this night I had the pleasure of playing alongside the international roots master Aba Shaka and out of Kingston, Yaardcore, one of the selectors credited with catalyzing and supporting Jamaica’s current reggae revival.

I began my round with classic shots from the Tuff Gong and Studio One labels, took excursions on the Heptones’ “We’re Gonna Fight” and the “M-16” riddims, and featured some contemporary dubwise selections with Chuck Fender and Everton Blender because variety is the spice of life.

Listen as the crowd gathers near the stage on the dance floor to sing along and dance to the melodies and deep sub-bass brought forth by the Space 2 sound system. Special vibes for a special night in Atlanta dancehall. Look out for Rocksteady ATL on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and every 1st Sunday at the Sound Table.

Highlanda Sound live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

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Experience what happened during my 30 minute guest DJ set at the #AllVinylEverything Memorial Day Weekend Day Party.

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta - 5.24.15]

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

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Atlanta, GA. – Sunday May 24th 2015, All Vinyl Everything delivered another star studded line-up of special guest DJs spinning nothing but the best music pressed on Vinyl.

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No laptops, CDs, or DJ Controllers are ever allowed at this event! I selected a round of mostly 45 RPM 7″ inch singles from 1990’s and 1980’s dancehall to foundation reggae icons Dennis Brown and Tenor Saw in representation of the Reggae Lovers who were gathered, but also to introduce reggae music to new listeners.

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Its was a holiday weekend and with no work on Monday, the who’s who of Atlanta turned out to play on Sunday at #AllVinylEverything! The venue, Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue offered indoor and outdoor bars along with food hot off the grill. Patrons came early as the music started at 4pm sharp and went until 9pm.

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta - 5.24.15]

Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]

Once a month from April through SeptemberAVE is hosted by Sean Falyon alongside DJ Dibiase, and brought to you by WGGP Events, BeATLab USA, AB+L Radio, Coalition DJs ATL, Scratch DJ Academy and Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave Atlanta, GA)

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#RocksteadyATL Live Audio featuring Anthony Malvo + Little Twitch; Jah Prince + Highlanda Sound

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The full audio from Rocksteady May 3rd 2015 featuring Jah Prince is available for download via my soundcloud page.

1st Sundays Rocksteady ATL image: Anthony Malvo, Kahlil Wonda, and Little Twitch

Anthony Malvo, Kahlil Wonda, and Little Twitch

On Sunday May 3rd at the Sound Table, I had the great pleasure of hosting another installment of Rocksteady, Atlanta’s only thriving roots reggae monthly event. Internationally renowned hit-making reggae singer Anthony Malvo and his lyrical dancehall deejay compadre Little Twitch of King Jammys Super Power Hi Fi and King Sturgrav Sound System fame made a live appearance, performing together for the first time in years! This was also the very first feature for Little Twitch in the ATL. malvo-twitch

The energetic audience was transported back in time by nostalgic selections drawn from resident DJ Passport and special guest DJ Jah Prince of the Sunsplash radio mix-show and Smokin’ Needles Records. The stage and tone was set for me to play a few more songs and then call in the artists who escalated things from there like the true veterans they are.

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This audio portion features Malvo and Twitch in combination as I spin the riddim tracks. It was a joyous occassion in which new listeners were given an authentic taste of what dancehall reggae has to offer since the 1980s, while veteran skankers were provided with a mouth-watering feast of vibes for their own consumption.