Rub-A-Dub monthly, a catalyst in Atlanta’s conscious reggae scene

Patrons braved the early March cold snap for a live reggae vibe in the city, #rubadubatl.

Listen to the audio stream or download the mp3 for on-demand listening.  The recording starts as I played a set of culture and lovers rock songs from the 2000’s and 90’s.

Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda

Sound International selected a foundation round dominated by 70’s anthems and climaxing with a memorable ride on the Baltimore Riddim.

Sound International featuring DJ Chung live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sound International featuring DJ Chung live DJ set at Rub-A-Dub ATL, Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dawit Selassie delivered a personal reasoning with soulfully warming vocals over accompanying acoustic guitar.

Webba selected and featured mostly 1980’s era shots in a creative pattern.

Webba live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

Webba live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

DJ Passport kept vibes high in a similar fashion as Webba took over the microphone station.

DJ Passport live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

DJ Passport live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

I anchored the night freestyle juggling one-drop songs at a mid-tempo pitch.

Kahlil Wonda x Highlanda Sound live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

Kahlil Wonda x Highlanda Sound live DJ Set at Rub-A-Dub ATL

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GARNETT SILK TRIBUTE, SUNDAY, APRIL 9 AT WILDPITCH, 6 PM (RUB-A-DUB ATL) 

For this celebration, joining Highlanda Sound featuring Kahlil Wonda and DJ Passport, the resident DJs of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party, will be Aba Shaka alongside Archangel SuperPec.
Promotional Image for event Rub-A-Dub ATL. Come and join us to commemorate one of reggae music's all-time greats Garnet Silk, the celebrated singer who died tragically 22 years ago. > Similarly to The Notorious B.I.G., whom many hail as the greatest rapper ever, Garnet had a short run within the timeline of music history yet his legacy continues to grow. For this celebration, joining the resident DJs of Rub-A-Dub ATL, the Reggae Party will be Aba Shaka of Cosmic World Beat and the Musical Ark of the Covenant, alongside Highlanda Sound co-founder, Archangel SuperPec. Theme: Tribute to Garnet Silk | RUB-A-DUB ATL - Second Sundays at WildPitch Music Hall Date: SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017...

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Rest In Peace to one of our favorite artists, Garnett Silk. Many may remember Garnett’s silky smooth voice and powerful lyrical content that captivated us in the early nineties and left us wanting more after he flew away home to Zion.  Garnett Silk was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice.

Similarly to The Notorious B.I.G., whom many hail as the greatest rapper ever, Garnett had a short run within the timeline of music history yet his legacy continues to grow. We remember Garnet’s legacy and celebrate his widely acclaimed musical contributions. Garnet Damion Smith (Silk) Sr was born April 2, 1966.

Get more information, sign-up for the VIP list, and get tickets here.

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

WildPitch Music Hall

Rub-A-Dub ATL (Nov. 13) to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti, featuring DJ set by John Wayne, and Webba’s Jerk Hut FREE buffet

Every second Sunday, join one of the most unique international monthly events in Atlanta and revel in a flavorful retro reggae experience.

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Sounds by: Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport + Guest DJ: John Wayne + Free Food

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, rock to sounds by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport alongside guest selector, John Wayne, of John Wayne Movements.

Doors open at 8pm and ladies party for free until 9:30pm.  Enjoy a complimentary buffet until 10pm courtesy of Webba’s Jerk Hut and drink specials including $3 Heineken, Guinness, and Red Stripe until 10pm.  General admission at the door will be $10, and $5 tickets can be ordered in advance via this link.  

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to benefit Hurricane relief efforts in Haiti.

Reggae, Dub, Lovers Rock and more, every 2nd Sunday at WildPitch. #rubadubatl

The setting for Rub-A-Dub ATL, WildPitch Music Hall, is located at 255 Trinity Avenue, downtown Atlanta, and features a high-level custom sound system by D.A.S. Audio.

Rub-A-Dub ATL moves to a new venue, WildPitch Music Hall, Sunday Sept. 11th

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Dance to reggae and its sub-genres: classics that introduced Jamaica’s music to the world, the new reggae revival movement, Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, Rocksteady, Ska, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music.

Rub A Dub Sept 2016

Enjoy good vibes only by Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport, along with guest DJ sets by Atlanta’s John Wayne and Isis Swaby from NYC.

ROCKSTEADY ATL – Reggae Music Events: Highlanda Dot Net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Rockers International Records present RUB-A-DUB.

When?
Sept. 11, 2016 and Every month on the second Sunday of the month – 8 p.m. start.

Where? [NEW VENUE ALERT]
WildPitch Music Hall – 255 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

What is 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 2nd Sunday with music by DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound and special guests.

*September 11 DJ Line-up*
John Wayne Movements
Isis Swaby aka Isis Pablo (daughter of Augustus Pablo)
Highlanda Sound with selector Kahlil Wonda
DJ Passport

*Doors open promptly at 8pm. *
$5 Cover charge.
FREE with RSVP.
Email RocksteadyATL@gmail.com to RSVP

 

Highlanda and DJ Passport - 100% Reggae

What’s that one reggae party monthly at that one place in the city?

As you may know if you have visited this blog before, myself and The Honorary Citizen are producers of a successful 100% reggae event concept, Rub-A-Dub, which occurs on the second Sunday of every month in downtown Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

As resident DJs at Rub-A-Dub, DJ Passport and I have invited different guests to partake in the non-mainstream vibe each month.

This is truly a unique concept, not just for the soundtrack, but especially because of this list of selectors to have performed at  Rub-A-Dub:

  • Webba
  • Juggla
  • Cartel Sound with Philip 5
  • DJ Empress Rah
  • Yahquan Da Travellah
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco
  • Funkregulator Celo (456 Sound)
  • DJ Lion
  • Empress Movements with Tach
  • SuperPEC Archangel

Lion of Judah Sound and Nijah Don get credit for assists as well.

You might want to check in at one of these events if you even remotely like reggae music because I have more heavy weight guest sounds coming in to play for you “inna Rub-A-Dub style.”

Cartel Sound and SuperPEC will be featured on July 10 so expect to hear great selections, and solid mixing for FREE all night.  That’s right there will be no cover charge for #RUBADUBATL through summer 2016.

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[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

Highlanda Sound @ the Musikal Matinee Concert Series (5.15.16)

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The International Musikal Matinee family friendly outdoor concert series, May 15, 2016.

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Be uplifted, and healed with conscious music by Highlanda Sound System.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2016 Promo Mixed by DJ Passport

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Here's a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

Here’s a great promo mix DJ Passport curated to get you ready for February 5th. Early bird tickets are still available!

BOB MARLEY Birthday Bash Advanced Tickets

“The entire world knows and loves Bob Marley!!!

Come out to Studio Number Seven on Friday February 5th to experience the splendor of Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Bash!

Also celebrating their Earthstrong: Kahlil Wonda, AGARD, Mrs. Wonda and ALL their Aquarius friends.

This special edition of #ROCKSTEADYATL and Bob Marley Tribute, featuring the sounds of
Jah Prince, Highlanda Sound, and DJ Passport alongside Brooklyn’s own ĀGARD.

Be entertained by the magic and power of this music for one
night only, but keep the memories for a lifetime.

Studio number 7 is downtown Atlanta at 393 Marietta Street.
For information: ABobMarleyTribute@gmail.com or Highlanda.net”

RUB-A-DUB: Lovers and Roots Reggae All Night – Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Rub-A-Dub ATL

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen presents “RUB-A-DUB”

The classics that introduced Jamaica’s music to the world, The new reggae revival movement, Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. Good vibes only by Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Guest DJ set by DJ Lion The Turntable Bandit.  8pm-12 / No Cover.

Nothing but Good Vibes Sunday, January 10, 2016at 8 PM - 12 AM Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. With Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. No Cover!!!!!

Nothing but Good Vibes Sunday, January 10, 2016at 8 PM – 12 AM Roots, Dub, Lovers Rock, 70s, 80s, and 90s reggae dancehall music. With Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. No Cover!!!!!