In the previous Reggae Lover episode, we described the foundation of Highlanda Sound. This show chronicles what happened from our first gig to present.
This event was crazy fun! It was 90-100 degrees in ATL, but I’m not complaining – I love the summer vibes. I played familiar songs to set the pace, and then featured new music (nuff Lila Ike, new Buju, Koffee, Tarrus Riley etc.) for the last half of my round.
Driveway shares best practices for networking, marketing, and building a community using social media. We talk about his passion for dancehall culture, the mission to showcase Atlanta talent, and much more.
We talk about how he got his start in music, why he transitioned to promoting reggae events, and more. Catch all the stories and insights in this fun Reggae Lover interview.
Listen to find out the story of his #reggaelover journey and find out about his world-class dog training solutions.
#Throwback Party vibes by Highlanda Sound and Miami’s Heavy Hitter DJ Springer.
Late night Happy Hour: $5 Cocktails & $2 Beer.
Doors Open 9pm. Ladies Free Before 10PM with RSVP.
Come let your hair down after work each Thursday at the Paradise Lounge.
2400 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096
BOBFEST ATL 2018 FEATURING JAH9 – MUSIC, ART, FILM, YOGA, FOOD, FAMILY
REGGAE FANS! YOGIS! FOODIES! FILM FANS! AND ALL OF ATL!! YOU HAVE A LOT IN STORE FOR THIS YEAR’S BOBFEST!
BobFest 2018. 7th Annual Festival, a special celebration of Bob Marley and reggae music.
Thursday: Yoga with Jah9 and friends Feb 15
Friday: Concert in the Village (and village marketplace!) featuring Jah9 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ATL, lyrical genius SaRoc and More- Feb 16
Saturday: AFRICA UNITE Film Festival- Feb 17
Sunday: Stir It Up Farm to Table Feast!- Feb 18
Purchase tickets at bobfestatl.com.
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You want to hear lyrics and melodies that move your body while elevating your levels of consciousness. You look forward to seeing a solid reggae band sending out vibrations from the stage to stimulate your senses.
You need to join the masses at the Saturday, October 14th staging of this CONSCIOUS REGGAE CONCERT inside The Hanger – 2435 South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia, GA 30058.
Take in performances from PZED, Ijahknowah, and Ras Fraser Jr. backed by the noteworthy band of the moment, B.R.A.P. Highlanda Sound will be kicking in the lawn to pump dancehall vibes before and after the show.
I pressed record after I had played the 1st song, “Heptones – Get In the Groove,” but essentially this recording begins just as the state-of-the-art WildPitch Music Hall sound system turned on. What you will hear is my opening set in its entirety, but in addition to the cool, original song selection, you should pay attention to the “vibe” – the energy that travels from point zero all the way to a mid-tempo dancing situation almost 2 hours later. It is not a frenzy because of the timing of the set and the theme of the night – RubADub. This is a textbook early warm set where a few things happen:
In my estimation, this costs the promoters more money because patrons have gradually been conditioned to intentionally arrive later and later. This results in “Primetime” being pushed back to the early morning hours. If your session is ram pack early in the evening with an ever-increasing vibration of energy, your door and bar sales can be maximized. Currently, everyone is obsessed with “Star time” and many events lack the energy of entertainment and good value for money until it’s far too late.
Staging quality DJs, Sound Systems, and opening performers who can entertain early arriving guests while prepping them to explode in a high-energy fashion at the appropriate time for the climax, later on, will help us all.
Shift the focus away from looking cute for pics and create a space where dance partners take the night and full-joy the moments they have together. This is the way dancehall used to be back in the days when dance was nice.
I would love to hear your feedback about this topic. What has been your experience with showing up early to events? Were you happy with what you encountered? What is the difference you feel with going out late? Which do you prefer and why?
More ways to listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL live reggae music audio:
The event will feature Ijahknowah backed by the BRAP band and special guest artist Endel i.
Highlanda Sound will open the night from the DJ booth with musical selections related to the event’s theme.
It’s finally here!! Live Reggae on the South West side of Atlanta, 10 minutes from Downtown and right in your back yard! Come enjoy “The Worlds Favorite Music” at the West Atlanta Beltline Jewel, Live EdgeATL Restaurant & Bar.
Atlanta Reggae DJ Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound will be mixing roots and lovers rock reggae tracks with a touch of Soca for dancing. Performing live with his band will be Tijani Concious , a premier local Reggae artist making waves all over the world.
LiveEdge ATL invites a diverse audience to enjoy the vibrant music and arts scene that Atlanta has become known for. 792 Cascade Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 | 404. 758. 0015 | Events: firstname.lastname@example.org | Weekly Live Entertainment | $5 Valet Parking
Rest In Peace to one of our favorite artists, Garnett Silk. Many may remember Garnett’s silky smooth voice and powerful lyrical content that captivated us in the early nineties and left us wanting more after he flew away home to Zion. Garnett Silk was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice.
Similarly to The Notorious B.I.G., whom many hail as the greatest rapper ever, Garnett had a short run within the timeline of music history yet his legacy continues to grow. We remember Garnet’s legacy and celebrate his widely acclaimed musical contributions. Garnet Damion Smith (Silk) Sr was born April 2, 1966.
Get more information, sign-up for the VIP list, and get tickets here.