Caribbean Media Network at Atlanta Carnival for Media Room Launch

The 2010 Caribbean festival season has begun in grand style.  Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association hosts the 2010 Atlanta CarnivalThe annual parade will start on West Peachtree Street, and goes through the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The festival village, will be on historic Auburn Ave.

Inaugural– For the 1st time in USA Caribbean festival history, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Association, in conjunction with Caribbean Media Network will host an official media room. This interactive lounge will feature over 25 media outlets, and Caribbean artists. ACCBA is the 1st to host this official room, which will highlight Caribbean artists and their achievements.  Also, the parade will be broadcast live over the internet, in full color and splendor, on Kalallo.com through live video streaming. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has set the pace for USA Caribbean festivals in 2010 and beyond!


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Soca giant Machel Montano returns to Atlanta,Georgia, with his HD family. There are some unique facts about this Soca king, who started singing Calypso from a very young age. Machel Montano has sold out Madison Square Gardens, TWICE! in one weekend. The following year of his return to the Square, his concert trumped the Jay Z and Mary J Blige national tour. His arrival and performance to Atlanta, GA, is already international news, and it is much anticipated, since his hiatus from 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival this past February!   He is schedule to perform on Friday May 28, 2010, at Club Obsession, on Glenwood Drive, Decatur, GA  For more information  Click Here

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3 of the Hottest Signature Events to Attend

The Events

Jouvert::defined by most West Indians as the official warm up to Carnival! MUSIC, FETE, DANCE, are some of the words which come to mind in this colorful celebration. In its 6th year of production, this signature event hosts over 12 DJs, plus live appearances by some of the Caribbean’s own Soca artist! The event annual attendance of 3,000+ is notable, and plans to be a force to compete, due to his historical reference and a guaranteed enjoyment by attendees.

There are so many events,taking place this weekend, however  there is an event for everyone attending. To view more events, Go to www.peachcarnival.com to learn more

THE CARNIVAL

VERSE- The host of this year’s parade is Virgin Islands own Interscope recording artist “Verse”. He is known by his hit single “Buy You a Round” which has been in heavy rotation on USA and Caribbean radio stations for the past year..Also scheduled to perform is Problem Child, Burning Flames, Rudy, Daddy Chess, Iwer George, Denise Belfon, and much more…

This years events are sure to be well attended and the talk of the town for weeks to come. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is in its 22nd year of operation.

The theme of the festival this speaks wonders, since its transitional years: ITS MINES,ITS YOURS, ITS CARNIVAL!,shares the philosophy that people may fight, complain, and disagree, however this historical celebration, which dates back to slavery days, is here to stay! Its Carnival!

To learn more about the parade and the festival, you may visit the official website:www.atlantacarnival.org

Caribbean Media Network
Michael Thomas
888-317-7898 ext 103
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Reggae Vault Classics Mothers Day Show with Marcia Griffiths

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for May 5, 2010 featuring the very best classic reggae and dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
This episode includes the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

Mother’s Day Podcast Playlist

1   Telephone Love – JC Lodge
2   Hold A Cuff – Sister Charmaine
3   Kuff – Shelly Thunder
4   Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
5   Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
6   I’m Still In Love – Marcia Aitken
7   Thank You – Chevelle Franklin and Lady G
8   I’m In Love – Nadine Sutherland
9   Babyface – Nadine Sutherland
10  You Don’t Know – Tanya Stephens

Marcia Griffiths Mix Playlist

1   Truly
2   Tell Me Now feat. Bounty Killer
3   Live On feat. Beres Hammond
4   Fire Burning (Half Idiot) feat. Cutty Ranks
5   Closer To You
6   I Shall Sing
7   All My Life
8   Sea Of Love
9   Always Together feat. Bob Andy
10  Undying Love
11  Childish Games

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Reggae Vault Classics with Freddie McGregor – New Podcast

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Log on to DaFlavaRadio.com and listen to the Reggae Vault Classics Show LIVE on Wednesdays at 7pm EST.

This episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast was produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for 2010 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.

REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS is a live full stereo radio format music oriented program designed to spotlight strictly the best of the best music from the great artists in reggae and dancehall music genres. The show streams live on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. on http://www.daflavaradio.com, and is accessible via computer, iphone, and Blackberry.

Songs on the Reggae Vault Classics playlist will range from slow, medium, and fast tempo classic reggae and dancehall hits. Some songs and riddims are blended for smooth transitions while others are played from the beginning. The hosts introduce songs and artists, and provide background information and relevant banter intermittently. Commercial breaks are strategically placed within 10 minutes to the top of the hour to maximize the amount of music per hour with few interruptions.

At 8:30 p.m. E.S.T. every show features the Featured Artist Special Mix. This special mix features the musical catalog of a legendary artist within the reggae and dancehall music genres.

We now present to you this special mix podcast featuring the music of legendary singer Freddie McGregor.

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Mother’s Day Dancehall Now and New Podcasts for Download

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for May 4, 2010 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Mother’s Day Podcast Playlist

1   Mama You Alone – I Octane
2   Mama Hurt – Wayne Marshall
3   Mama – Vybz Kartel
4   Where Has Mama Gone – Gramps Morgan
5   Mama Love – Richie Spice
6   Love Me For Real – Etana
7   Which Side Are You On? – Fiona
8   Talk If Yuh Talking – Cherine Anderson
9   Keep It To Yourself – Queen Ifrica
10  Dem Nah Learn – Queen Ifrica
11  Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
12  Below The Waist – Queen Ifrica
13  Warrior Love – Etana
14  Rudeboy – Rihanna
15  Come Into My Room – Mavado feat. Stacious
16  Nuh Teki Back – Natalie Storm
17  The General – Timberlee
18  Me Hold Yuh – Lady Saw
19  Survivor – Tony Matterhorn
20  The Land of Promise – Damian Marley and Nas
21  Some Day – Capleton

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This episode includes the Top Rated Eight at 8 Countdown which broadcasts weekly on the Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

Top Rated 8 Countdown – 05/04/2010
1   Hold Yuh – Gyptian
2   End Of Time – Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley, Jah Cure
3   Love This Lifetime – Sheba Sahlemariam feat. Bounty Killer
4   Rise Again – Caribbean Artists for Haiti
5   Fresh – Flexx
6   Starlight – Mavado
7   The Pill – Junior X
8   Time and Place – Buju Banton

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PREVIOUS EPISODES

Dancehall Now 4-27-2010

Top Rated 8 Countdown 4-27-2010

Dancehall Now 4-20-2010

Top Rated 8 Countdown 4-20-2010

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Nas and Damian Marley, Distant Relatives Album Buzz Grows

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His collaboration project with Damian “Junior Gong” Marley as described by Nas himself is neither Reggae nor Hip-Hop, but perhaps World Music…  Highlanda Sound has previewed a few cuts off the album on their DaFlavaRadio.com Dancehall Now radio show with tumultuous response from listeners.  Could this be the album to really change the game?  One thing is for sure – Everyone will certainly be at least curious enough to have an opinion.  Here’s a very recent feature courtesy of hiphopnews24-7.com that’s worth checking out.

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