Ruapuke Roots presents Sister Nancy
On the 17th of November, the great Jamaican Reggae Artist Sister Nancy will be performing at the
Yot Club in her first ever show in Aotearoa New Zealand.
One of the most enduring and enigmatic figures in Reggae music. Sister Nancy has blazed a trail
through the macho world of Jamaican Music to inspire a generation of fans around the world.
Jamaican born Nancy, known across the globe as the first female dancehall DJ and has been
described as the “dominating female voice of Jamaica for over three decades”.
Famous for her 1982 hit “Bam Bam” which earlier in 2017 featured at #1 on Pitch Fork’s Top 50
Dancehall hits of all time. Sampled by the likes of Kayne West, Jay-Z and Groove Armada.
The younger sister of Brigadier Jerry, she begun performing on the Jah Love Music sound system in
Kingston during her teens and later performed with Stereophonic Sound system alongside General
Echo before being the first female to perform at the famous event Reggae Sunsplash.
Techniques producer Winston Riley introduced her to the studio in 1982 and her LP “One Two” came
out the same year with hits like “Money Can’t Buy Me Love”, “transport Connection” and “Only Female
Deejay with Degree”, but it was “Bam Bam” which saw the most national, and later international
recognition, in that same year she made her foreign debut in England. She has been cited as a role
model for other female performers such as Lady Saw, Sister Carol, Lady G, and Shelly Thunder.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for New Zealand reggae fans to see one of the greats of the
Date: 17 November 2018
Venue: The Yot Club, 9 Bow Street, Raglan
Doors Open – 8:30pm
With Support: Silva MC // DJ Atmosphere // Fred Ites // Red Robin