Live audio recorded at #BeReggae6 featuring Highlanda Sound on stage.
This event was crazy fun! It was 90-100 degrees in ATL, but I’m not complaining – I love the summer vibes. I played familiar songs to set the pace, and then featured new music (nuff Lila Ike, new Buju, Koffee, Tarrus Riley etc.) for the last half of my round.
This Reggae Lover episode features the legendary reggae singer known as Don Carlos.
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Don Carlos was born Euvin Spencer in the Western Kingston district known as Waterhouse. If you didn’t know, this is one of the roughest parts of Kingston. I was also the birthplace of the group Black Uhuru, and super producers King Tubby and King Jammy.
Notice the consistency of the roots reggae sound and distinct vocal delivery in all the songs. Don Carlos began his career in 1973 as an original member of Black Uhuru along with Garth Ennis and Duckie Simpson. After a few years, the trio split and Don Carlos launched into a solo career.
In 1981 he dropped “Suffering,” an album that exploded on the scene becoming popular especially in Africa. Don Carlos was then solidified as a soloist. During the years between 80 and 85, he was also very popular on the Dancehall scene with many top 10 hits. Songs heard on this mix include the Volcano label hits, Hog and Goat, I’m Not Going Crazy, and Laser Beam.
Don continued releasing albums and touring throughout the 80s. Black Uhuru’s original members reunited from 1989-1994 before splitting again. Since then, Don Carlos has been one of the busiest touring artists out of Jamaica. He rocked the stage at Reggae on the River in California this summer. He has performed at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and other major festivals globally.
He will be on tour in 2019 to support a new album called Golden Classics. You can check him out at DonCarlosReggae.Com or coming to a stage near you.
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Enjoy a music festival that helps you to promote a healthier lifestyle!
What is it?
This fresh, motivating, and exciting open air festival is suitable for all ages!
Come out for arts & crafts activities, healthcare presenters, poets, dancers, LIVE reggae music, and much more.
When is it?
July 14th, 2018 from noon to 9:00pm.
Where is it?
The Wren’s Nest (1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30310)
How much does it cost?
$10.00 (children 12 and under are FREE)