★ Saturday February 15th – 9 Mile Entertainment Presents the 21st Annual 9 Mile Music Festival ★

This year’s lineup boasts Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Stephen Marley, Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Mavado, Lauryn Hill, Julian Marley, Nyanda and more…

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Saturday February 15th – 9 Mile Entertainment Presents the 21st Annual 9 Mile Music Festival

WWW.9MILEMUSICFESTIVAL.COM

OR CALL 305.665.5379

 

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Choose Bunji Garlin’s ‘Differentology’ for MTV Iggy’s Song of the Year

Voting ends on Friday. Vote for Bunji Garlin’s crossover hit Soca song ‘Differentology’ to win @mtviggy Song of the year.

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Bunji Garlin, aka Ian Alvarez attained a significant milestone with his Best International Performance victory at the Soul Train Awards this year.  Vote Differentology. Make History.

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This Spotlight is a follow-up to our previous Mr. Vegas feature and it includes an exclusive Red Carpet Shelly interview with the artist plus some additional new tracks. (Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/w1l... ) Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda can be heard live every Wednesday from 6-9pm EST via Daflavaradio.com.

Listen to New Mr. Vegas Songs and Interview

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Free Music Streaming or Download of ‘Spotlight on Mr. Vegas.’

This podcast is a follow-up to our previous Mr. Vegas feature and it includes an exclusive Red Carpet Shelley interview with the artist plus some additional new tracks.

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Mr. Vegas on stage in California

Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda can be heard live every Wednesday from 6-9pm EST via Daflavaradio.com.

Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda, streaming online Wednesdays 6-9pm EST @DaFlavaRadio.com
Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda, Reggae Industry Expert and owner of Highlanda Sound System

*FRANTIK* Starring CAPLETON Live in Concert + The Prophecy Band

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FRANTIK- Starring CAPLETON Live in Concert + The Prophecy Band. Music by: John Wayne l Love People l Elite Soundz & DJ E-Cool Saturday, November 16th @ Club Pisces.

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Musiq Soulchild, Syleena Johnson’s new reggae duet single ‘Feel The Fire’

Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson‘s new reggae duet single, “Feel the Fire,” has been recently featured on Ebony Magazine‘s website. The Grammy Award-nominated duo released the single Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Musiq Soulchild Explores New Sound with Syleena Johnson  Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/musiq-soulchild-explores-new-sound-596#ixzz2ckmoZSMf  Follow us: @EbonyMag on Twitter | EbonyMag on Facebook

Musiq Soulchild Explores New Sound with Syleena Johnson

The single was produced by Kemar “Flava” McGregor, and will be featured on Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson’s upcoming reggae duet album, “9INE,” due for release September 2013 on the Shanachie Entertainment label.

The song was featured June 19, 2013 on the TV One reality series, “R&B Divas,” in which cast member Syleena Johnson was seen unveiling the track at a listening party during the final episode of season two. Billboard released an exclusive premiere of the single May 15, 2013,

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8TH ANNUAL GRACE ATLANTA CARIBBEAN JERK FESTIVAL AND FAMILY FUN DAY

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Jerk Fest – A DAY OF FOOD, FUN AND MUSIC FOR THE FAMILY

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2013 (THE DAY BEFORE LABOR DAY) at PANTHERSVILLE STADIUM located at 2817 CLIFTON SPRINGS ROAD DECATUR, GA 30034

FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM LUCIANO, ERNIE SMITH, ERROL MOORE, REVOLUTION BAND, LADY PASSION, MIX MASTER DAVID, DJ BENT ROC (MAJIC 107.5), PLUS OTHER GOSPEL AND SOUL PERFORMERS.

ALSO COOK OFF COMPETITION, DOMINO AND LUDO TOURNAMENT – IT’S THE CARIBBEAN EVENT OF THE SUMMER!!

Cancellation Alert! Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival

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We regret to inform you that the Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival stands cancelled for August 17th, 2013at the Wren’s Nest. The reason for the cancellation has to do with the impending inclement weather.
 
We hope that you will understand the circumstances under which we have taken this decision. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.
The Festival WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE!!We will advise you of the new date as soon as we have it confirmed. The location will remain the same at the historic Wren’s Nest in Atlanta Georgia.
 
Look out for the next communication which will include the NEW DATE and TIME!
 
Blessings,
 
Cijah Lawrence
Event Coordinator

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: ĀGARD – LIVE FROM PARK SLOPE PART 2

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As promised ĀGARD returns with his second snippet from an exclusive live set in Brooklyn, New York.  The last set was a “warm up” set.  This set starts out with a power packed Electronic Dance Music (EDM) set and moves into some Nu Disco.  Feel free to play, download, leave comments, and/or share.  Enjoy!

FREE DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE:  http://snd.sc/19DuonF

 

 

Dancehall Retaliates

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Dancehall music, culture and lifestyle have been in the hot seat for some time now. Many in the corporate arenas have said that anything associated with Dancehall should not be sponsored and as thus have refused to offer support.

Dancehall music, culture and lifestyle have been in the hot seat for some time now. Many in the corporate arenas have said that anything associated with Dancehall should not be sponsored and as such, have refused to support these events.   Jamaican based artist, Karamanti, response to all who speaks negatively of Dancehall with a full length album and a video defending both the music and the culture. The project is called “Dancehall Retaliates”. On some of the hardest Dancehall beats, she explains that no one should judge the genre of Dancehall based on a few negative elements within it. As she puts it, she is also a part of the Dancehall community and she does not do slack, violent or degrading music.   Dancehall Retaliates is now available on online at: https://itunes.apple.com/album/dancehall-retaliates/id639585204?ls=1 but persons may stream the entire album for free on Karamanti’s website at: www.karamantimusic.com  Karamanti speaks about Dancehall Retaliates here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF3yCQiVv0w

Jamaican based artist, Karamanti, has responded to all who speak negatively of Dancehall with a full length album and a video defending both the music and the culture.

The project is called “Dancehall Retaliates”.

On some of the hardest Dancehall beats, she explains that no one should judge the genre of Dancehall based on a few negative elements within it.

As she puts it, she is also a part of the Dancehall community and she does not do slack, violent or degrading music.

Dancehall Retaliates is now available on itunes, and can be streamed for free on Karamanti’s website

Karamanti speaks about Dancehall Retaliates here: 

 

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The Reggae Vault Classics Movement

 

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What: Reggae Vault Classics

When: Every Wednesday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)

Where: Daflavaradio.com and VibesFM 106.1 (Gambia)

How: Via Internet or Mobile Device

Hosted By: Highlanda Sound & Lady La Lee Bella of Moments of a Black Queen

Lady La Lee Bella of Moments of a Black Queen joins Highlanda Sound as host of Reggae Vault Classics (RVC).

Reggae Vault Classics is proud to announce its newest host and team member Ladylaleebella!

The weekly online radio voyage through the vault features the best Reggae, Classic Dancehall, Ska, and Rocksteady recorded in the 1960’s through to today. Tune In every Wednesday for a mid-week adventure spotlighting a treasure trove of Caribbean classics from legendary record labels, musicians, producers, and artistes.

This reggae exhibition is broken into segments of island news, events, facts, and profiles on local West Indian entrepreneurs. Listeners can expect special guest interviews, dialogue on popular topics, surprise segments…

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Spin Wednesdays Presents All Vinyl Everything

All Vinyl Everything is an event for DJ’s to connect outside of the club and off the computer for one night. ALLVINYLFEB

In a time where anyone w/ a Macbook Pro can get “a dj night” the organizers of this All Vinyl Everything event feel it’s necessary for true DJ’s to come together and get back to the true essence of the artform!

DJ Trauma 900-930pm
DJ Judge Mental 930-10pm
DJ Mafioso 10-1030pm
DJ Rootsqueen 1030-11pm
DJ Apple Jac 11-1130pm
DJ Jaycee 1130-12pm
DJ Shakim 12-1230pm
J-Live12:30-1am
DJ Deliver 1-130am

Venue: SPIN – 259 Peters St., Atlanta, GA.

Message In The Music, ‘Be Careful’ Video by President Brown

Taken from the Album ‘I Sound Is From Creation‘ Out Now on Tads International Records. Video Shot and Directed by Rivah Jordan of SoundKillaz Music November 2012.

Prezident Brown – Be Careful Official Video – NEW Album Out NOW

 

Young, Beautiful and Talented: Denyque on Dancehall Now

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Denyque is one of Jamaica’s finest musical sensations.  Hear her interview on this episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System.  This episode includes live footage from the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com.

Get the interview by downloading an mp3 or hear the streaming the audio.

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Dancehall Now 36 with Chino McGregor Feature

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for July 2011 featuring the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com,and VibesFM.gm in which SuperPEC interviews dancehall recording artist CHINO McGREGOR.

Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to info@highlanda.net or feel free to comment on this site. If you like what you hear please subscribe and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

 

We Remember Gregory Isaacs Tribute Album Coming Soon

Saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser has assembled an all-star cast of singers and musicians to pay homage to an icon of reggae. ‘We remember Gregory Isaacs’ presents sixteen of the legendary vocalists most loved songs.

The life and music of Gregory Isaacs is celebrated by producer Dean Fraser and an international cast of vocalists on ‘We Remember Gregory Isaacs’. This collection of hits and lesser known Isaacs’ recordings includes a bonus disc of instrumental versions performed by producer and saxophonist Dean Fraser. Featured performers include Tarrus Riley singing ‘Front Door’ and ‘My Number One’ performed by Gyptian.

 

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Reggae Vault Classics at The Sound Table – Pics and Audio

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The inaugural Reggae Vault Classics event, which took place on Thursday, April 21st at The Sound Table in downtown Atlanta‘s historic fourth ward district was truly a refreshingly joyous occasion.  I would definitely look out for the next installment in this promising party series.

Here is a glimpse into what took place:

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AUDIO (Part 2)

Gallery: Reggae Vault Classics @ The Sound Table


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Rockaz MVMT Free Miami Reggae Festival – April 30, 2011

WHAT: Rockaz MVMT is proud to announce the FREE Miami Reggae Festival, featuring an eclectic line up of international music genres. Over the course of the day, Rockaz MVMT will bring over 10,000 people to Peacock Park in Coconut Grove Miami. This highly anticipated cultural event was designed to cater to all genuine cultural expressions in a celebration of Peace, Love and Unity. Bring 2 cans or more of non-perishable food items to feed the needy, benefiting Curley’s House.

WHO: Artists performing include Luciano, Warrior King, Bonnie Casey, Spam All Stars, Cultura Profetica, Jahfe, Connis Vanterpool, Ephniko, Kulcha Shok Muzik, Lee Brown and more

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Peacock Park, Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133

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Dancehall Now featuring Charly Black – PODCAST Now Available

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for February 2011 featuring the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com and Route1Radio.com in which dancehall recording artist Charly Black talks with SuperPEC about idolizing Bass Odyssey selector Squingy as a youth, representing his hometown in Jamaica, Trelawny, and always defending the ladies. During this energetic interview Charly Black introduces and talks about the motivation behind his new singles, Fall In Love Again, and No Live No Where.

Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to info@highlanda.net or feel free to comment on this site. If you like what you hear please subscribe and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Gramps Rocks Tortola With Soothing Performance

Jamaican, Roy `Gramps´ Morgan delivered a stunning performance during the HLSCC’s Reggae Showcase on Saturday evening. The talented reggae singer displayed his flexibility as a solo act, using his rich deep-based voice that has made him stand out when performing with his siblings in the popular Morgan Heritage band.

Gracing the stage in a tightly worn suit vest, tie and jeans, Gramps wasted no time in letting the crowd know that his lyrics and music were smooth and mellow – the type that has been overpowered by dancehall music in recent years.

The show was part of the 16th season of the college’s Performing Arts Series.

His opening number, `When I Come Home´, set the tone for what was to come, and what followed was smoother, sensual reggae music as the reggae singer interacted with the audience, sharing relationship advice and the importance of love amid his songs.

He immediately recognized his surroundings. “We are going to have a nice mellow show. We don´t have any big speakers to blow you away,” Gramps told the audience.

Asserting himself with the microphone, Gramps dipped into his debut solo album, `Two Sides of My Heart Volume I´. He noted that Africa is going through a hard time and asked that people to continue to pray for its people. The call came as he sang `Time´, which called for black people to unite. He then continued his call for unity as his voice melted over `All Together´, another track from his debut album.

He told the audience that the reason he came to Tortola was to show that there are still good men in the world. He urged that people make peace and not war, while acknowledging various conflicts taking place globally, including Egypt.

“Look around…bird ah drop from sky and fish ah run from sea. These are serious times,” Gramps stated.

Mixing the rhythms of sensual soul music, including `Let Me Love You Down´, Gramps proved that he was able to mix and match music from different genres and timelines. He told the crowd that his father has 30 children and that they were all alive and not in prison.

In the second half of his show, Gramps could not resist the keyboard, which he plays when Morgan Heritage performs. Sitting at the piano at centre stage, Gramps turned to more conscious selections, including `Down by the River´. `She´s Still Loving Me´ was his next song and surprisingly, Gramps wanted more of Tortola as he took off his dark sunglasses, much to the approval of the female fans in the sold-out audience.

“I got to come back to a terrible (powerful) sound system where you can feel the base. Tell Lime it’s not enough, you have to bring Gramps back,” the reggae singer asserted.

Gramps paid homage to Tortola as he performed for the first time in the Caribbean, `The Almighty´, a song with a dancehall flare to it that features Buju Banton. Gramps then moved to a spiritual rendition of `Psalms 23´ which he had collaborated with Banton a few years ago. During the song, Gramps urged the audience to pray for Banton, who is facing drug related charges and is expected back in court this week.

To end his performance, Gramps sang `Wash the Tears´.

Gramps left the stage, but not before promising to return to Tortola and to let fans know that Morgan Heritage will resume touring together next year. Following the show, Gramps met, greeted and signed autographs with fans, who waited patiently for their up close and personal rendezvous with the international singer.

He is one of the legendary Denroy Morgan´s 17 sons, who, at the tender age of nine, became a member of the family band. However, his father has always believed that the children will one day embark on their own journey to achieve solo stardom. Now it appears that one family member´s solo journey has begun.

A burgeoning solo artist, Morgan is on a mission to reinvent himself. At a time when reggae music is in a state of dejection and dancehall lyrics are redundant with nothing but a cache of clichés, slangs and slogans, he feels it is the right time to go solo.

His first official single, “Wash the Tears,” came shortly after this decision and it was a mega hit, debuting at Number Eight on Italy´s Top 20 Singles Chart. The song was composed, written and produced by “Gramps” on his Dada Son Entertainment label, a subsidiary of the Morgan family´s Gedion Music Group.

With the interest of both his fans and critics now to his advantage, Mr. Morgan announced the launch of his debut album, “Two Sides of my Heart (Volume I),” in 2009 and began making preparations to introduce himself to the world.

Once released, the album topped reggae album charts in several regions including Jamaica, Europe, and sections of the United States, including New York and Florida.

The album also received rave reviews from a number of prominent websites and print publications worldwide and earned “Gramps” the Album of the Year award at the 6th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award Ceremony.

As an artist, Morgan is dedicated to conscious roots reggae and lovers rock. As Chief Executive Officer of Dada Son Entertainment, he plans to brand the label through multimedia ventures, including independent films and the internet. In addition, to his solo musical pursuits and production, he also manages the company´s roster of artists.

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