Toronto’s most exciting musical warriors dwell within the melodious confines of IBADAN. This “warrior camp” founded by bassist, Peter “Burna” Holung and keyboardist, Edwin Harrigan in 1994, is the site where dedicated members hone their skills to perfect the product, IBADAN; Reggae’s and R&B’s sweetest exponent from Toronto .
The IBADAN crew, an eclectic mix of music combatants from Jamaica, The British Virgin Islands (via Anguilla) and Canada, is easily identifiable by an insistent and “unique militancy” that punctuates every note they play. The result is an intoxicating and hypnotic mélange of the sweetest Reggae and Rhythm and Blues arrangement and vocals that never fails to pierce a path into the psyche and hearts of its targets.
Sharp, tight and extraordinarily professional, IBADAN fuses the techniques of Marley, Third World, Earth Wind & Fire, The Funk Brothers and even The Beatles.
From the worlds’ most famous drum and bass duo, Sly and Robbie, to The U.K.’s singing sensation, Bitty McLean; Reggae Ambassadors, Third World to heavyweight veterans Ken Booth, Leroy Sibbles, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Luciano and Tony Rebel; this gifted ensemble of musicians is Canada’s most favorite reggae band.
Fortified by the talent of its instrumentalists, – Peter, Edwin, Chris and Donnie – lead singer, D’Vocalz and the gorgeous and capable supporting vocalists, Rraine and Marcia; IBADAN is now a staple of almost every major festival and night spot in Toronto. Yet, there are bigger goals to accomplish and many more territories to conquer.
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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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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for March, 2011 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.
This episode includes a very special interview with Daddy U-Roy and the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio and Route1Radio.com.
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1 Rightful Ruler featuring Peter Tosh
2 Wake The Town
3 No More War
4 Come Home Little Girl
5 The Higher The Mountain featuring Big Youth
6 Tide Is High
7 Jah Jah
8 Listen To The Teacher
9 Runaway Girl
10 Have Mercy
11 Dread Inna Babylon Dub
12 Chalice In The Palace
13 Love Is Overdue
14 “A” Class Rub-A-Dub with Sugar Minott and Supercat
15 Tom Drunk with Hopeton Lewis
16 My Girl
17 Small Axe
18 Natty Rebel
19 Night Nurse with Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs
20 Wear You To The Ball
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio every Wednesday at 6pm EST.
This Episode’s Featured Artist Special Mix showcases Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru). This special mix touches the musical catalog and includes an interview with the legendary artist.
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of May 4, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.
To my mother Beverley, without you none of these mixes would be possible. To Jen, my wife and best friend, and Karin my sister, both huge parts of Highlanda’s success. To all the mothers in my family, extended family, and community. To the loving memory of those mothers who are no longer with us.
This is an extremely deep display of crucial selection containing many of my favorite songs, and some of the top rated one drop anthems of the ages. Every single song in the mix is a dedication to the mother, or deals with love, family values, and overcoming stuggle. The featured reggae vault classics range from the 1970s to the early 2000s.
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1 Mama – Garnett Silk
2 Mama Africa – Garnet Silk
3 I Love My Woman – Yami Bolo
4 Childish Games – Marcia Griffiths
5 What You Gonna Do? – Buju Banton featuring Wayne Wonder
6 Teach the Children – Tony Rebel
7 Blow Your Nose – Everton Blender
8 Life Up Your Head – Everton Blender
9 Freedom Cry – Sizzla
10 Haven’t I Told You – Sizzla
11 Mama – Anthony Cruz
12 Like A Mother To Me – Garnet Silk
13 Song My Mother Used To Sing – Dennis Brown
14 Family Man – Everton Blender
15 One Big Family – Half Pint
16 Soon As I Get Home – Sanchez
17 Good Ways – Sizzla
18 Soon Forward – Gregory Issacs featuring Sugar Roy
19 Her Own Man – Anthony B
20 Virtuous Woman – Warrior King
21 Juvenile – Juvenile
22 Never Go Where The Pagans Go – Warrior King
23 She Never Knew It – Norris Man
24 Arms of A Woman – Bushman
25 Tune In – Gregory Isaacs featuring Louie Culture
26 Big Heavy Gal – Tanya Stephens
27 Mama – Bounty Killer
28 Black Woman Love – Anthony B
29 One To One – Buju Banton
30 Thank You Mama – Sizzla
31 No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley And The Wailers
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