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Rub-A-Dub ATL moves to a new venue, WildPitch Music Hall, Sunday Sept. 11th

Dance to reggae and its sub-genres: classics that introduced Jamaica’s music to the world, the new reggae revival movement, Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, Rocksteady, Ska, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music.

Highlanda and DJ Passport - 100% Reggae

9.11.16 @ WildPitch Music Hall – Reggae Event in Atlanta, Rub-A-Dub

Enjoy good vibes only by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, along with guest DJ sets by Atlanta’s John Wayne and Isis Swaby from NYC.

ROCKSTEADY ATL – Reggae Music Events: Highlanda Dot Net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Rockers International Records present RUB-A-DUB.

When?
Sept. 11, 2016 and Every month on the second Sunday of the month – 8 p.m. start.

Where? [NEW VENUE ALERT]
WildPitch Music Hall – 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

What is Rub-A-Dub?
A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70’s and 80’s, the term “Rub-a-Dub” comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together.

This takes place every 2nd Sunday with music by DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound and special guests.

*September 11 DJ Line-up*
John Wayne Movements
Isis Swaby aka Isis Pablo (daughter of Augustus Pablo)
Highlanda Sound with selector Kahlil Wonda
DJ Passport

*Doors open promptly at 8pm. *
$5 Cover charge.
FREE with RSVP.
Email RocksteadyATL@gmail.com to RSVP

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!

Karamanti Releases Powerful Motivational Video for her single “Don’t Give Up”

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Karamanti has just released the official video for her single “Don’t Give Up,” recorded on the Missing Piece Riddim by Rhome Records.

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The Riddim also features Khago, Teflon and several other Jamaican artists and it was released in September of 2015 and distributed globally by 21st Hapilos Distribution.

“Don’t Give Up” is a motivational track that would be classified as Caribbean pop (though it has a very strong dancehall sound). A few scenes for the video were shot in Ontario, Canada, while others were done in Kingston, Jamaica. Unlike most music videos, “Don’t Give Up” does not have any actors, instead, real, everyday people were asked about their dreams, obstacles and determination, or lack thereof. After sharing their story, they were followed with a camera so that the public could get a glimpse into their struggles and their commitment to not giving up.

Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOmCjmoHc-0

Download “Don’t Give UP” mp3 here: http://tinyurl.com/zpdwgpz

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Karamanti’s twitter is @Karamanti

Rhome Records twitter is @DJ_Rhome

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Short but Sweet: my set at the Health and Wellness Reggae Festival 2016

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Saturday, July 16 in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of performing once again at the historic Wren’s Nest.

My time on stage at this open-air festival was short but sweet. Lion of Judah Sound set the musical pace earlier and many great performers and bands hit the stage all day.

Take a listen or download.

Kahlil Wonda at Health and Wellness Reggae Festival

Reggae is larger than life. Click the image above to hear the audio.

Highlanda and DJ Passport - 100% Reggae

What’s that one reggae party monthly at that one place in the city?

As you may know if you have visited this blog before, myself and The Honorary Citizen are producers of a successful 100% reggae event concept, Rub-A-Dub, which occurs on the second Sunday of every month in downtown Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

As resident DJs at Rub-A-Dub, DJ Passport and I have invited different guests to partake in the non-mainstream vibe each month.

This is truly a unique concept, not just for the soundtrack, but especially because of this list of selectors to have performed at  Rub-A-Dub:

  • Webba
  • Juggla
  • Cartel Sound with Philip 5
  • DJ Empress Rah
  • Yahquan Da Travellah
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco
  • Funkregulator Celo (456 Sound)
  • DJ Lion
  • Empress Movements with Tach
  • SuperPEC Archangel

Lion of Judah Sound and Nijah Don get credit for assists as well.

You might want to check in at one of these events if you even remotely like reggae music because I have more heavy weight guest sounds coming in to play for you “inna Rub-A-Dub style.”

Cartel Sound and SuperPEC will be featured on July 10 so expect to hear great selections, and solid mixing for FREE all night.  That’s right there will be no cover charge for #RUBADUBATL through summer 2016.

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HIGHLANDA sound alongside Empress movements (1)

[Audio] Highlanda, Empress Movements + DJ Hourglass, DJ Empress Rah & DJ Passport @ Rub-A-Dub

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Recorded live on Mothers Day 2016, Rub-a-Dub is every month on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Recorded live on Mothers Day 2016.
Highlanda Sound alongside Empress Movements

DJ Passport, DJ Hourglass, and DJ Empress Rah

highlanda- live set @ The Wren's NEst

Highlanda Sound @ the Musikal Matinee Concert Series (5.15.16)

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The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series, May 15, 2016.

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Be uplifted, and healed with conscious music by Highlanda Sound System.

Live recording of Highlanda at Rub-A-Dub ATL (2nd Sundays) #rocksteadyatl

Live set: Highlanda Sound at Rub-A-Dub ATL [4.10.16]

Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound - 4.10.16

Audio: Rub-A-Dub feat. Highlanda Sound live set – 4.10.16

On The Battlefield

On the Battlefield Riddim [preview] 2016 #reggae #dancehall

OnTheBattlefieldRiddim @Khari_kill , @kkayjoseph x @timstarr & @SisterLubei composed by @TedGanung #ComingSoon

OnTheBattlefieldRiddim @Khari_kill , @kkayjoseph x @timstarr & @SisterLubei composed by @TedGanung #ComingSoon

Here is a preview of the On The Battlefield Riddim; Medley W/ Sister Lubei from Hawaii, K.Kay, Tim Starr, and Khari Kill from Trinidad & Tobago.

Forthcoming June 24th | Pre-Order June 10th
1.Sister Lubei – A Who Dis
2.K.Kay x Tim Starr – Stack It
3.Khari Kill – On The Battlefield
4.Ted Ganung – On The Battlefield Riddim

Before big belly Skyjuice became famous, there was Webba. Wha you know bout dat? eeeeh?

WEBBA International to guest DJ at RUB-A-DUB, Sunday June 12 #Atlanta

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Internationally renowned and acclaimed selector, Webba, formerly of Jamaica’s year-to-year sound, Metro Media will be our special guest selector for the next installment of RUB-A-DUB Second Sundays live at the Sound Table in Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub featuring WEBBA

Rub-A-Dub featuring WEBBA

Webba will join residents Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport in a night of 100% Reggae selections.

RUB-A-DUB in Atlanta (6.12.16)

RUB-A-DUB in Atlanta (6.12.16)