Reggae Lover History – The Flashback Episode

AGARD and I are the special guests on this episode. As the hosts, we took time out to re-introduce ourselves, talk about who we are, where we come from, and how we got into the music industry.  This is part one of this “flashback” conversation.

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Interview with DJ Cansaman, owner of Trinity Soundz and Nice Up Radio.

Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover is a weekly podcast that pulls back the curtain on the issues, insights, back-stories, and adventures of the biggest names in reggae. Discussions center around the culture, economics and all things relatable to reggae lovers.

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Music video by Gully Bop X Stylo-G performing Who She Want

Music video by Gully Bop and Stylo-G performing “Who She Want”

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The latest video from Gully Bop is now available across the globe. “Who She Want” is the title and it is a merged effort with top-flight U.K. star, Stylo-G. The project is already receiving rave reviews. Upbeat, entertaining and layered with amusing lyrics, “Who She Want” has gained acceptance on mainstream radio such as BBC and Capital XTRA. It is in high rotation on both sides of the Atlantic with HOT 97 now in the mix. The single has climbed to the top of the iTunes chart in the UK and other territories, such as Bermuda where Gully Bop has six songs on their top 20 chart.

“This video is high quality and me happy for the response me a get. Big up to Stylo-G and him team for working close with my team to get it done. The World already see me in rags and rough life, so this video show a different side. Expensive car and money a flash, like a dream; it a show prosperity, from the gully to the money is the theme. We a motivate youths to start work for what them want and get it in a life,” Gully Bop shared.

The long-time aspiring artiste, who recently became a frequent flyer with a long list of tour dates, commenced his first offshore performance in March. Since then, he has been taking his concert to supporters at sold-out venues in the United Kingdom, Grenada, Guyana, The Cayman Islands, Barbados and additionally St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For a complete list of upcoming shows use www.bandsintown.com/GullyBop for tracking.

Impressions from Atlanta Carnival 2013

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Reflections 2013: Prizm Mas Atlanta Carnival Band Launching

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Friday April 5th, Prizm Mas presents Reflection 2013, the official band launching for Atlanta Carnival 2013.

Friday April 5th, Prizm Mas presents Reflection 2013, the official band launching for Atlanta Carnival 2013.  Featuring music by Top Rated Highlanda Sound and The Small Island King himself, DJ Choice One MD, all roads lead to Red Hills Lounge at 6929 Main Street in Lithonia, GA. Get your carnival costume at the launch and receive a 10% discount.  For more information contact Prizm at (404) 919-7796, visit Prizmcarnival.com, or Tweet @PrizmIntl

Featuring music by Top Rated Highlanda Sound and The Small Island King himself, DJ Choice One MD, all roads lead to Red Hills Lounge at 6929 Main Street in Lithonia, GA.

Get your carnival costume at the launch and receive a discount. For more information contact Prizm at (404) 919-7796, visit Prizmcarnival.com, or Tweet @PrizmIntl

Timeka Marshall’s Dancehall Now Feature

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Terri K talks with Timeka Marshall about her Guyanese roots, transitioning to the music scene in Jamaica, her modelling career, and her passion for performing.  DOWNLOAD

13th Annual Thanksgiving Reggae Bash with Stone Love

Now celebrating their 38th anniversary, the “world immortal” reggae sound system from Kingston Jamaica, Stone Love will perform live in the ATL alongside Guyanese sounds, Highlanda Sound of DaFlavaRadio.com and Love People Sound.

Doors open @ 10pm.
ALL Ladies FREE until 11pm.

South Beach Bistro & Lounge

2077 Northlake Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084

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Phone: (678) 361-7544
Twitter: @clubminglezatl

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Spotlight on Guyana

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Well written by Highlanda.net‘s Crisis Don, here’s a feature on my hometown, GT – the Republic of Guyana.

As most of you who follow Highlanda Sound System already know, we are a sound that treats our heritage with much respect and admiration.  We alone are not the ones who have a say in our destinies.  We believe that because of those that have passed before us, we are blessed with endless examples of excellence.  Therefore I will give you a synopsis, so to speak, of our country Guyana.

Guyana Flag

Guyana Flag

The word Guyana is of Amerindian descent, meaning “land of many waters”.  The country was termed this because of it’s many rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water.  The three main rivers in Guyana are the Essequibo, Demerara, and Berbice Rivers.  Furthermore, the area is below sea level at high tide.  In order to fight off the Atlantic Ocean, sea walls and sluices are used to holt the great body of water.

Guyana is about 83,000 sq. miles which is roughly the size of the United Kingdom.  Speaking of which, Guyana (formerly British Guiana) is the only English-speaking country in South America.  The countries surrounding it are Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana).  The country is also considered the largest country in the West Indies (note that the rest of the countries in the West Indies are island states).

Guyana was first populated by the Amerindians which included of Caribs, Arawaks, Warraus, Wapisianas, Arecunas, Akawaios, Macusis, Patamonas, and Wai-wais.  Modern Guyana has six distinct ethnic groups that comprise it’s population: African (40%), East Indian (51%), Chinese, Portuguese, European, and Amerindian.  This diversity of ethnicity was caused by the vast history of the country.

Map of Guyana

Map of Guyana

When the Dutch were in control of the northern South America coastline, slaves were brought from West Africa to work on the cotton and sugar plantations.  In 1831 when the British became a major player in the colony race, the three colonies of Essequibo, Demerara, and Berbice were united and named British Guiana. In 1834 slavery was abolished which led to the use of indentured servants.  Immigrants also came from Europe, China, and India, causing the ethnic landscape we see today in the country.

British Guiana gained independence on May 26, 1966, which led to the country’s title of Guyana.  Guyana became a Republic within the British Commonwealth on February 23, 1970, the full name then became The Cooperative Republic of Guyana.  Guyana’s  constitution also came about in 1980.

This is a very brief synopsis of the country of Guyana.  Highlanda Inc. is dedicated to spreading not only our music world-wide, but we also find it necessary to spread our culture.  Stay posted for more on this and other topics.

– Crisis Don

New Web Presence for Highlanda Sound System

July 23, 2008 (Atlanta, GA) — Highlanda Sound announced
today the launch of www.highlanda.net, its new web portal, which serves to provide top quality musical entertainment and to create innovative forms of expression, while maintaining a deep Caribbean foundation.

“By enabling our customers to choose from an extensive catalog of reggae music online available for free download or streaming over the web, www.highlanda.net strengthens our strategic position in the reggae music entertainment and sound system markets,” according to Crisis Don, Co-Founder of Highlanda. “WWW.HIGHLANDA.NET also follows our demonstrated plan for entertaining the masses, while spreading the culture we love to the world.”

Websites like www.highlanda.net are an important part of the
growing market for reggae and dancehall.  More and more consumers are using the internet to access their favorite artists and musical genres as opposed to buying CDs and Highlanda plans to be a major player in this arena.

Already, Highlanda has earned a reputation for crowd thrilling performances at hundreds of venues.  Now online, the new Highlanda web portal WWW.HIGHLANDA.NET consists of News, Pictures, Mixes/Mixtapes, Live Shows, and more, and will cost $000 to the users.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Highlanda’s Guyanese bred members have carved out their niche, and as a world leader in reggae music entertainment encourage you to visit http://www.highlanda.net often.

Contacts: Kahlil Wonda, kahlil@highlanda.net