Experience the REWIND SUNDAYS ‘Jamaica Love’ Roots & Culture event (recorded live on August 19th) that showcased musical selections from some of Atlanta’s top DJ’s including Highlanda Sound, Natural Vibes and Copper Ash alongside Propa English. It was a musical treat with conscious music flowing through the air.
Pictures From the 3rd Annual Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Celebration at Wildpitch Music Hall.
An international crowd of over 200 people from around the greater Atlanta area gathered Sunday for a special edition of the Rub-A-Dub ATL monthly event.
Below is a selection of photos from what was a memorable night for Atlanta reggae lovers.
Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.
On Saturday, February 23rd a living reggae legend, Freddie McGregor will be up close and personal at Elegance Restaurant and Lounge signing copies of his new album “Di Captain.”
Admission to the event will be FREE as this will also be a DaFlavaRadio listener appreciation party as well as Elegance Restaurant and Lounge customer appreciation. Make sure you support the new album and come out to meet ‘Mr. Big Ship’ himself Freddie McGregor.
- New Studio Album From Freddie McGregor: Di Captain (highlanda.net)
- Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2012 (highlanda.net)
- Famed UK reggae singer Gappy Ranks released his new EP, “Hello,” (highlanda.net)
- Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor Releases “80s Rock Riddim” on iTunes (highlanda.net)
- Tasha T “In a Di Jungle” New Single (highlanda.net)
ATL’s own Dovey Magnum and Baby Tash from Jamaica Performing Live at Party Room for Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash “Nah Sell Out.”
Watch as two of the hottest upcoming female deejay’s in the game share the stage.
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Pictures from Dovey Magnum’s 2013 Birthday Bash, Saturday January 5th at Party Room
- Beenie Man live @ Club Pisces: Review,Pics & Video (highlanda.net)
- Baby Tash Full Interview Feature and Pics (highlanda.net)
- Review, Video & Pics: Cham Live in Atlanta (highlanda.net)
- Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago Highlights 06 January 2013 (icricketbuzz.com)
The warm up segment by Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture seemed to contain hit song after hit song: Damian ‘Junior Gong‘ Marley’s “Affairs of the Heart,” along with big tunes from artists like Popcaan, Mavado and Vybz Kartel. The crowd rocked and swayed as the venue Club Pisces filled up.
Natural Vibes turned the booth over to Negus British from Textra who then took to the stage as the lights turned on. At 2:18am after playing a few songs assisted by Mark Dragon of Inner City, Negus announced the first artist, whose name I totally missed. This was a singer who played it safe, covering a few popular reggae songs such as “Feels Good” by Beres Hammond and “Can’t Sleep” by Romain Virgo.
Next on stage was Dovey Magnum who delivered the same song she opened with at the Cham concert to start off – a dedication to her father who passed away. This was Atlanta’s first time seeing Dovey work with a backing band, but she seemed to be comfortable performing live with the musicians present. Singles “The Ting Sad,” “Kitty Tight,” and “The Best F#$%” were well received and Dovey closed her set with acapella delivery of a new one entitled “Real Bad Gal.”
Another performer whose name I did not catch hit the stage next. He was not nearly as engaging as Dovey and did not stay as long. Following this was an intermission during which Negus played a few more songs and Beenie Man‘s band eventually took their positions on stage.
Beenie Man entered the Club Pisces stage after 3am to perform in front of a packed house. This was definitely the biggest turn-out I have seen at this venue in years. The King of the Dancehall gave the crowd back to back medleys with hits from his lengthy catalog. Crowd participation was solid, but could have been better considering the size of the audience that gathered. Beenie paused during the performance a few times seemingly looking for more energy from his fans.
At one point The Doctor asked the crowd “Are y’all ready for this…?” After singing and dancing on stage to the delight of many, Beenie was asked for new tunes by someone in the audience. He replied that he has been doing this for 21 years and asked “…Can I do my thing?” Sometime after the hour of 4am the club lights were turned on with Beenie in mid-performance. After explaining that he was ready to perform at 12:45am and stating he means no disrespect to the promoter, Beenie Man was able to stay long enough to give Club Pisces hits from the Overproof and One Day riddims, closing with “Drinking Rum,” and “I’m Ok.”
This was a well promoted show with a talented lineup of acts and veteran Beenie Man handled the events of the night with class for this his long-awaited return to Atlanta.
- Best Reggae/Dancehall Riddims (2000-2009) (caribtorch.com)
- Review, Video & Pics: Cham Live in Atlanta (highlanda.net)
- UB40, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest @ Barclays Center (highlanda.net)
- Beenie Man live at The Shrine | Video (getmybuzzup.com)
- Listen: Snoop Lion f/ Mavado & Popcaan “Lighters Up” (complex.com)
- Popcaan: ‘Vybz Kartel has influenced my career a lot’ (worldlifehype.org)
- Jamaican artist Mavado cleared to perform in Barbados (caribbean360.com)
- Sting 2012 Official Poster Unveiled (highlanda.net)
On JULY 21st Blue Mountain Entertainment presents Fantasy Vybez, a grown and sexy experience featuring music from Rico Vibes and Natural Vibes Sound, Mix Master Junior of Oneness Sound, and Highlanda Sound @ The Vixn Hookah and Martini Lounge (2930 Ember Drive Decatur GA 30034).
FantasyVybez.com For more Information
Download Promo CD by Highlanda and Natural Vibes
- Flashback 2012 w/Bass Odyssey, Highlanda, Uprising & Innocent (Full Audio) (highlanda.net)
- Highlanda live at The Aquarium alongside DJ Enuff (highlanda.net)
- Highlanda and Adonai live at Deux Plex (Top Rated Audio) (highlanda.net)
- Highlanda’s Most Downloaded Podcast Episode Ever (highlanda.net)