Ammerrit Financial Center
2364 Park Central Boulevard Suite 70
Decatur, GA 30035
10:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Venue Layout: About::- ATLANTA SOCA MUSIC FEST 5
Alert ASMF was born in 2009 to DJ Stephen, Father Slacky and Rawle Chelsea. They came up with the idea to bring a miraculous show concept to atlanta, one in which the growing caribbean population in the city has never seen. Atlanta at the time was becoming one of the premier cities for caribbean entertainment in the United States. The Decision to focus on the Soca Music aspect was a simple one. The majority of the Caribbean events being held at the time were strictly Reggae based, so to fill the void, the team decided to focus on Soca. The Artist selected for the first Atlanta Soca Music Festival , were Kerwin Dubois, Blaxx, and Kenneth Salick, who all had hit songs at the time. It was held at one of the most popular caribbean Clubs in stone mountain "The Aquarium". With a wonderful turn out of patrons and a vibrant atmosphere, the team was immediately convinced to make the event annual. Motivated to make the second ASMF bigger than the first, the team decided to headline with one of the biggest soca artist in the industry, The SOCA QUEEN "ALISON HINDS" along with young Sensations "LYRIKAL, Young Voice, Mastamind and a surprise guest appearance by Yankee Boy. Anticipating a much bigger crowd than the first, ASMF 2 was held at a much bigger venue "Golden Glide Skating Rink". Tho there were many obstacles in the way of this event coming off successful, it is still talked about today as one of the biggest and best shows to hit the city. At this point, there was no turning back for the team. ASMF was already stamped as a signature yearly event. ASMF 3 could only go up from here. Yet another Power cast was put together. 3 time Saint Vincent Soca monarch king "SKINNY FABULOUS", Trinidad's Road March Queen "FAYANN LYONS" and young sensation "SWAPPI" were carded to headline the show at yet another great Venue, The Atrium. The city stirred with anticipation as the promotion spread wide and far. Yet another obstacle rolled in the way a few days before the show, SWAPPI could not make it due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless the team decided that the show was to big to have a no show artist without a replacement. And what better replacement than the Fire man himself "BUNJI GARLIN" to grace the stage of ASMF 3. it was a miraculous night that left Patrons in a state of euphoria. With another Successful ASMF under the belt, the team then took a change, Rawle Chelsea decided to retire at promotion and focus on his other businesses. Thank you Rawle Chelsea for your contribution to one of the most exciting caribbean events to ever pass thru Atlanta GA. With Father Slackey and DJ Stephen Left behind, the decision to continue ASMF wasn't a hard one. During the planning stages of ASMF 4, they decided to downsize the event and keep the entertainment just DJs. Surprisingly, that did not affect the turn out of the patrons. Immediately after ASMF4 was complete, Slackey and Stephen started working on plans for the big 5. ASMF 5 is approaching and the team has a lot in store to represent this milestone for what is known as one of the best Soca event in atlanta. ARE YOU READY????? #1 Austin "SUPER BLUE" Lyons Fantastic Friday!!
its' Friday & ASMF 5 *CONFIRMED *Fantastic Friday Known by the NAME“Super Blue” Weighing in with 15 winnings in his Career from the year 1980: Soca Baptist—Road March’1981: Ethel—Road March’1983: Rebecca—Road March 1991: Get Something and Wave
Road March 1992: Jab Jab—Road March’1993: Bacchanal Time—Road March, Soca Monarch
1994: Flag Party—Soca Monarch 1995: Signal to Lara—Road March 1996: Bounce—Soca Monarch
’1997: Barbara (tie with Ronnie McIntosh’s Ent)—Soca Monarch’1998: Ato—Soca Monarch
2000 Pump Up—Road March, Soca Monarch 2013 Fantastic Friday (tie with Machel's Float)—Soca Monarch!!!!
Slackey and Stephen started working on plans for the big 5 as early as last year. The 2014 ASMF 5 is quickly approaching on Saturday Dec 14. The team has a lot in store for one of the Best Soca events in Atlanta. Be prepared to have a fantastic experience as we celebrate ASMF 5th year milestone.
ARE YOU READY?????
FOR Austin “Super Blue” Lyons, Born in St. Andrew's, Grenada, By Grenadian parents, His father Mr. Cantay lyons was a well known shop owner inside, La Poterie, St. Andrew's. Super blue migrated to trinidad & tobago at a young age and became famous from his first foray into the calypso tent world in 1980 with his song Soca Baptistin 1979. Soca Baptist also won him his first Carnival Road March Monarch in 1980, While giving him the biggest win at that time though the magnitude of that win would be dwarfed by his own subsequent landslide victories.
He went on to win the annual Carnival Road March title eight times and the Trinidad Soca Monarch (now the International Soca Monarch) title a record 5 times. Superblue is famous for wearing blue costumes. He developed a reputation for performing daring antics while on stage for the Trinidad Soca Monarch competitions.
His songs are still held to be classic soca compositions and he is hailed as the originator of the "jump and wave" style of soca songs. The song titled Barbara by Superblue was played as background music in the movie Side Streets (1998).
Soca Baptist—his premiere into the calypso art form—took T&T by storm. In 1981, he repeated his win with Ethel, and then in ’83 with Rebecca, which also clenched the Panorama title for Witco Desperadoes. In 1991, Get Something and Wave not only ushered in the “jump-and-wave” token soca element but also won “Blue Boy” another Road March title. Jab Jab won for him again in 1992, Bacchanal Time did it in 1993, Lara followed up in 1995 and Pump Up in 2000. He was the competition’s very first winner in 1993 and went on to claim the crown another seven times.#2 - Chucky Gordon CONFIRMED *-Live for the First time in Atlanta CONFIRM * Chucky Gordon *Hits like* - "I Never", Ah Single, "Turn Around" and more
(2012 Independence Calypso Monarch King
2013 - 3rd Place National Calypso Monarch
5 time Groovy Soca Monarch Finalist,
Young King winner 2007
# 3- One Drop SoundsCONFIRMED * The One Drop Team are professional DJ's & Atlanta top juggling sound with years of experience specializing in Reggae, Soca, Hiphop, R&B, Top 40 and lots more. One Drop Sound consist of DJ Jaspa, Red Lotus Da Voice of the future & DJ Kareem . Over the years, One Drop Sound has traveled within the USA, and has played at various events Since our inception The One Drop Team has made a commitment in bringing a different vibes, love and excitement, to any event they were reserved for. This very gifted and talented team through their versatility, energy and love of all genres of music has captured and honed in, on an eclectic, universal sound that inspired their mission to liberate each individual person while bringing everyone together. #4 Elite Soundz
CONFIRMED *DJ Hottnes and DJ Kutz, Atlanta’s Most Versatile DJs.Will be at ASMF 5 represent this milestone for what is known as one of the best Soca event in atlanta. ARE YOU READY?????
DJ Hottnes was born and raised in NYC and at a young age developed a strong passion for music. He DJ’d at various locations in New York and later moved to Atlanta GA in 2001 where he continued his DJ career. DJ Kutz was born and raised in Guyana, where he thrived as a DJ from an early age. He moved to the United States in 2006 and continued his career.
DJ Hottnes and DJ Kutz became a Team in 2007 and haveplayed alongside Artist’s such as, Machel Montano, Sparrow,Bunji Garlin, Pressure, Bounty Killer and many more. They DJ at major events, such as Carnival, live performances and private events which include weddings and other celebrations. They play various types of Genres for all ages and have traveled within the United States, Canada, and outside of North America. Both DJ Hottnes and DJ Kutz are musical entertainers.
# 5 DJ Sexi-K
News Flash PRESS !! CONFIRMED * Kar-i McBayne---The first lady of Trini Vibez Sound Squad, now added To The line up for ASMF 5 and the team has a lot in store to represent this milestone for5 years what is known as one of the best Soca event in atlanta. on .Sat DEC .14 ARE YOU READY????? Kar-i McBayne was born and raised in Miami, Florida and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. With a passion for all genres of music, she has embraced her Trinidadian and Jamaican heritage and used sweet island music to create a name for herself in the music industry. She was introduced to the DJ world by her mentor, IBIS International, who noticed she was a natural on the turntables. Kar-i made her first appearance in an Atlanta night club, where she left patrons impressed with her eclectic musical taste, confident demeanor, and a touch of femininity. Subsequently, she was then dubbed "Dj Sexi K." As she continues to feed her passion and entertain her community with the powerful tool of music, she hopes to be as great of an influence in the industry as it has been to her. "This industry has given me the opportunity to express my love for music and my culture, and spread its beauty to people all over the world. I will always be grateful for that."
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