Saturday Vibes

Happy Saturday. I hope everyone is doing alright. I don’t know about you, but I’m listening to some Bob Marley today. His music soothes my soul and brings peace within. What type of vibes are you feeling today? Leave a comment below and let me know. 


Mimi

Christos DC 


Good morning everyone! Happy Hump Day. This morning I want to talk about an artist I’ve been listening to lately. I discovered him and his music from following Kenyatta Hill (Son of Joseph Hill from the Trio Culture) who I recently posted a blog about, anyways he goes by Christos DC. This guy is amazing! I glad I found him. 

On July 28, 2017 Christos DC released his fourth album Tessera, which is the album I’ve been listening to since it was released. Some of my favorite songs are Communion, (feat Harrison Stanford & Kenyatta Hill) Heart of Gold and Speak the Fire (feat. Zafayah & The Skankin’ Monks). This album is on shuffle and repeat all day. The melodies are sweet, relaxing, and positive. Christos DC’s voice is soft and smooth. I love it. I know I’ve been talking about him for a while now (on twitter)but you should definitely check him out. 

Christos DC is from the DMV area, Washington DC to be exact. I love how he’s a local artist in my region. He’s also doing something positive not only locally, but all around the world. That’s so cool! When you listen to his music you can see how much he appreciates Jamaica, and roots reggae. He also created the independent record label Honest Music. I’m not sure about any other artist on the label yet, but I’ll find out. 

As a new fan, once you find a good artist it only gets better. I’m going to continue to follow him. Have you heard of Christos DC? If not listen to him and let me know what you think. I’m sure you’ll fall in love like I did. 

 Great job Christos DC!! Keep making honest music. 

Mimi

How it all started 

 

 

Yesterday morning while I was at work I was listening to Morgan Heritage’s new album. (Avrakedabra) As I was sitting there listening to one of my favorites songs on the album, (Golden) I started to think about when I first fell in love with Reggae music and the Jamaican culture.

It all began when I was in middle school. At that time in my school Bob Marley’s music was a trend among students. I personally never paid much attention to Bob Marley as an artist or Reggae music because at that time I was into the New Jack Swing Era, (Guy) until one day my curiosity got the best of me. I went to my local record store and bought Legend The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Check out the album here The first song I listened to was Is This Love. I immediately fell in love with that song and the rest of the album. I fell in love with the rhythm, instruments, lyrics and his voice. From that day forward I was in love with reggae music. I began doing research on Bob Marley, Reggae and Jamaica and everything i read I found interesting.

As I continued learning about Jamaica’s culture I came across a fusion of reggae called Dancehall. That’s when I started to listen to Shaba Ranks, Patra, and Super Cat just to name a few. I have to say Dolly My Baby Bad Boy Extended Mix was hot. I still jam to that song.

Today here I am still loving my Reggae and Dancehall music, even though the music has evolved a lot since the 80’s and 90’s. I have a question for my readers, what are some of your favorite Reggae and Dancehall artist? Today my playlist is Jah Cure. He’s a wonderful artist. Check him out if you haven’t heard of him.  I’ll be writing more soon. Talk to you later.

Mimi

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Secret Garden Music, Arts and Wine Festival

On Sunday July 23rd a couple friends and I decided to go to a local wine festival. Going to local festivals is a hobby of mine. I enjoy the atmosphere, especially at this festival. Secret Garden normally have a series of music, art and wine festivals that start in the early spring and last until early fall. Each wine festival features a specific genre of music, arts, crafts, food venders, and 2 wineries. I love this wine festival because it’s in my local area and it’s definitely a game changer for the county I live in. Here’s a link to the Secret Garden Wine Festival

For one, the county I live in is predominantly white, (no offense) so to have a wine festival that features a different genre of music that’s not popular for the area is great! For the musical line up they had Eclipse International Band, and Kenyatta Hill ‘Jr Culture’. In between sets they had local dj’s doing their thing. One of the DJ’s I like was there. He goes goes by the name of DJ Smally The Golden Touch. He’s got some skills that’s for sure, but he’s also one of my favorite DJ’s because he plays artists I like to listen to from Elephant Man to Jah Cure.

Overall the festival was nice. I got some pictures and video of the festival that I will share. It did start to rain during Kenyatta Hill and Culture’, set which in turn caused me to leave the festival early. I was upset about that because I really like Kenyatta Hill and ‘Jr Culture’ I hope I’m able to see them perform at another time. They were the main group I wanted to see at the festival because I’m a huge reggae lover.

Kenyatta Hill

If your a lover of reggae music, check out Kenyatta Hill. You can also check out Culture which was a trio reggae band that stared Joseph Hill (Kenyatta Hill’s father) who was the original lead member of the group Culture. Pass the Torch

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Thanks

Mimi

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Hello everyone,

I’m in the process of making changes to this blog, which you may have already noticed, so please bare with me during this process. Until next time.

Take care,

 

Mimi

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