Sat Aug 31 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue

529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

$25.00

Ages 21+

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On January 2, 1962, Ophlin Russell, better known as Sister Nancy, a seminal Jamaican dancehall deejay and singer, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Also known as Mama Nancy, She was the first female dancehall deejay and an important female voice on the dancehall scene for over 20 years. One of her most famous songs, “Bam Bam,” was labeled a reggae anthem by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

Sister Nancy was one of 15 children. Her brother Robert is better known as Brigadier Jerry, also a dancehall deejay. She and her siblings were raised in a conservative household, and she was expected to take on the role of elder in the community, promoting the conservative values of being drug-free and family-oriented

Although her father encouraged her to pursue Christian music, she rebelled against her traditional upbringing and followed her brother into deejaying and dancehall. When she entered the dancehall scene, she was often the only female to turn up at a dance. During her teen years, she sometimes performed on the Twelve Tribes of Israel sound system. She also worked with the Jahlovemuzik sound system, and for several years on the Stereophone sound system with General Echo.

 

She ran away from home for months at a time and followed DJ Junior Chalice throughout Jamaica and St. Thomas. While in St. Thomas, he gave her a chance to deejay when she was 15 years old.

In 1980, producer Winston Riley took her into the studio for the first time. This led to her first single, the classic “Papa Dean” on the Techniques label. She performed at Reggae Sunsplash, the first female deejay to perform at the event. She is also the first female Jamaican deejay to tour globally. Further success followed with recordings like “One Two,” “Money Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Transport Connections,” and the classic “Bam Bam.” Sister Nancy released her debut album “One Two” in 1982. She later worked with producer Henry “Junio” Lawes, recording “A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy” and “Bang Belly,” She also collaborated with Yellowman on “Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose”
 

She toured internationally, and both she and her brother Brigadier Jerry made their debuts in London in 1982. Sister Nancy credits her brother with being her inspiration, which is reflected in her work and career. Sister Nancy’s work is similar to her brother’s in its focus on cultural issues and spiritual tone.

Phenix Records Presents
Sister Nancy and Gavinchi Brown

  • Sister Nancy

    Sister Nancy

    Dancehall Reggae

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Phenix Records Presents

Sister Nancy and Gavinchi Brown

Sat Aug 31 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue Portland OR
Sister Nancy and Gavinchi Brown

$25.00 Ages 21+

 

On January 2, 1962, Ophlin Russell, better known as Sister Nancy, a seminal Jamaican dancehall deejay and singer, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Also known as Mama Nancy, She was the first female dancehall deejay and an important female voice on the dancehall scene for over 20 years. One of her most famous songs, “Bam Bam,” was labeled a reggae anthem by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

Sister Nancy was one of 15 children. Her brother Robert is better known as Brigadier Jerry, also a dancehall deejay. She and her siblings were raised in a conservative household, and she was expected to take on the role of elder in the community, promoting the conservative values of being drug-free and family-oriented

Although her father encouraged her to pursue Christian music, she rebelled against her traditional upbringing and followed her brother into deejaying and dancehall. When she entered the dancehall scene, she was often the only female to turn up at a dance. During her teen years, she sometimes performed on the Twelve Tribes of Israel sound system. She also worked with the Jahlovemuzik sound system, and for several years on the Stereophone sound system with General Echo.

 

She ran away from home for months at a time and followed DJ Junior Chalice throughout Jamaica and St. Thomas. While in St. Thomas, he gave her a chance to deejay when she was 15 years old.

In 1980, producer Winston Riley took her into the studio for the first time. This led to her first single, the classic “Papa Dean” on the Techniques label. She performed at Reggae Sunsplash, the first female deejay to perform at the event. She is also the first female Jamaican deejay to tour globally. Further success followed with recordings like “One Two,” “Money Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Transport Connections,” and the classic “Bam Bam.” Sister Nancy released her debut album “One Two” in 1982. She later worked with producer Henry “Junio” Lawes, recording “A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy” and “Bang Belly,” She also collaborated with Yellowman on “Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose”
 

She toured internationally, and both she and her brother Brigadier Jerry made their debuts in London in 1982. Sister Nancy credits her brother with being her inspiration, which is reflected in her work and career. Sister Nancy’s work is similar to her brother’s in its focus on cultural issues and spiritual tone.

Sister Nancy

Sister Nancy

Dancehall Reggae

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
GA 21+
$25.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.