Bob Marley 72nd Birthday Bash & Musical Tribute

Bob Marley Tribute and Aquarius Birthday Celebration for Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD

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The BOB MARLEY 72nd Birthday Bash is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017.

Come and join us to celebrate the 72nd birthday of reggae’s brightest shining star – Bob Marley.  For this special edition of Rub-A-Dub Sundays, we’re bringing IJAHKNOWAH and B.R.A.P for lovers of live reggae music plus 6 DJs juggling tunes for reggae sound system lovers! WildPitch Music Hall will be the place to praise Jah and celebrate the life of “The Legend” in ONE LOVE and harmony!
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Rub-A-Dub ATL in association with ĀGARD Music presents:

THE 3RD ANNUAL

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE

AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR
KAHLIL WONDA AND ĀGARD.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Live Reggae Mixer: (6-8pm)
  • Performance by Ijahknowah and B.R.A.P (full band)
Rub-A-Dub Session: (8pm-1am)
  • Natural Vibes with Rico Vibes and Junior Culture
  • Innocent Sound with Dappa Lee
  • Black Magic with Bad Boy Kurt
  • Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda
  • ĀGARD from NYC
  • DJ Passport
WildPitch Music Hall
255 Trinity Ave. Atlanta 30303
$15 online. $20 at the door.

TICKETS

Information (vendors, sponsorship, VIP): ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com

What to look forward to at Rub-A-Dub ATL [Video]

Highlanda Sound and The Honorary Citizen present Rub-A-Dub ATL every 2nd Sunday.

Join this unique flavorful retro #reggae international celebration in Atlanta.

Join our mailing list and get tickets by visiting this link.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

A portion of the proceeds from Rub-A-Dub ATL will be donated to help the poor orphans affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Please visit https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF to purchase your tickets or purchase at WildPitch Music Hall.

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices - Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL

The reggae party soundtrack will be complemented by authentic Jamaican spices – Jerk Chicken to be exact. This Sunday come out early (8pm) to WildPitch Music Hall and treat yourself to Rub-A-Dub ATL.

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special - $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF

For the next Rub-A-Dub ATL, warm up with a special – $5 cocktails featuring Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum imported from Jamaica (available until 10pm). *Enjoy responsibly. https://goo.gl/Uyb2kF.

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport   Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements   Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba's Jerk Hut    $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm   Doors open 8pm - Midnight   Ladies FREE until 9:30pm   General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance   **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti**   Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration,   WildPitch Music Hall

Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport Guest DJ: John Wayne Movements Free Jerk Chicken until 10pm provided by Webba’s Jerk Hut $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm Doors open 8pm – Midnight Ladies FREE until 9:30pm General Admission $10 at the door / $5 in advance **A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane victims in Haiti** Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and experience a flavorful retro reggae celebration, WildPitch Music Hall

Listen to Rub-A-Dub ATL recorded live DJ sets by Isis Swaby, Highlanda, and DJ Passport

RUB-A-DUB ft. HIGHLANDA Sound, ISIS SWABY, & DJ Passport live sets @ WildPitch Music Hall (9.11.16)

Rub-A-Dub at WildPitch:

Rub-A-Dub (Second Sundays) at WildPitch: Highlanda Sound, Isis Swaby, DJ Passport – 9/2016

DJ Passport live set

Isis Swaby live set

Highlanda live set

See the video by MoretsTV here or Listen with iTunes here.

ELECTRIC DANCEHALL

Hurry! Electric Dancehall Early Bird Ticket Price Ends This Friday

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You might want to jump on these $15 early-bird tickets for Electric Dancehall – Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

These discounted tickets will be available until Friday, July 8th so you have 2 days to secure your spot and save $$.

‪#‎electricdancehall‬

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

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

BRAP Band and Julie Dexter headline the International Musikal Matinee, May 15th at The Wren’s Nest #ATL

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International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series featuring uplifting, healing, conscious music with performances by: @juliedexter @brapband and #HighlandaSound.  Saturday May 15th @wrensnestatl.  Gates open 4pm, showtime 6pm.  $8 in advance, $10 @ the gate. (children under 12 FREE)   Brought to you by Sarynity-Khai along with RBG Alliance

The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series returns May 15, 2016.  Be uplifted, and healed with conscious musical performances by Julie Dexter, the BRAP Band, and Highlanda Sound System.

This takes place Sunday May 15th @wrensnestatl.  Gates open 4pm, showtime 6pm. $8 in advance, $10 @ the gate. (children under 12 FREE). Brought to you by Sarynity-Khai along with RBG Alliance.  Click here for tickets/information.

Free daytime indoor/outdoor reggae music event

3 Top Female DJ’s headline the “Rub-A-Dub” Mother’s Day Edition

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Our Rub-A-Dub ATL  Mother’s Day special event will highlight ‪female DJs‬, DJ Empress Rah, DJ Hourglass, and Empress Movements.  Doors open promptly at 5pm on Sunday May 8th for this FREE daytime indoor/outdoor reggae music event.

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Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present 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 SECOND Sunday at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avenue with music by guest DJs, alongside DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound.

Cheers to the Sunny Season: The “Rub-A-Dub” Day Party is Sunday April 10th

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Rub-a-Dub ATL Day Party, Sunday April 10.

Rub-a-Dub ATL Sunny Season Day Party, Sunday April 10, Free admission 5pm-12am

Join us at The Sound Table from 5PM-12AM on Sunday, April 10th for a #Reggae DAY PARTY.

Enjoy the sunny weather to classic tunes selected by #ATL reggae music powerhouses:

  • special guest selector Juggla,
  • DJ Passport,
  • Highlanda Sound,
  • & featuring Cartel Sound.    

Billboard named Joss Stone Reggae Artist of the Year 2015, But Here’s the Thing

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I noticed the recent uproar caused by, and massive publicity being given to Billboard Magazine, who announced their best of 2015 recently.  The initial blip that came on my radar was a Jamaica Observer article, but since then I have seen many of my peers in the reggae industry, especially those representing Jamaica, sounding off and voicing their disapproval of Billboard as if this was an objective award selection.

This controversy inspired my inquisitive mind so I did some research into Billboard Magazine’s previous year’s Reggae superlatives and found that it’s solely based on Reggae Album sales and these statistics have never been friendly to Jamaican performers.  Check the history over the past 5 years:

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

No Jamaicans have been Reggae Artist of the Year according to Billboard Magazine

By simply visiting Billboard’s website and reviewing the rankings I saw that what happened in 2015 – a non-Jamaican crowned Artist of the Year – also happened in 2014, 2013, and so on and so forth. No one slammed the magazine when California-based reggae group Rebelution, Israel’s Matisyahu, or American rappers NAS and Snoop Lion were crowned.

If anything, Jamaican reggae artists, supporters, and the media alike should be reporting that 2015 was the best year in recent history for Jamaican reggae acts as evidenced by releases from Morgan Heritage, Protoje, Jah Cure, and Kymani Marley all selling well enough to be on the 2015 Reggae Album charts.  Yes, Joss Stone (UK) sold more, but in prior years only the Marley name could be found consistently among the top selling reggae albums reported by Billboard.

Congratulations to the aforementioned artists carrying the reggae banner in 2015.  How can we continue this resurgence of Jamaican reggae and secure a place for artists from the genre’s homeland on international music charts, and concert stages?  Start by putting your money where your mouth is.  Vote for the artist you love by buying their album.