Capleton and The Prophecy Band
Sister Nancy, DJ Green B, DJ Smoke 1
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Capleton is known to be the hottest reggae artist in the worldwide reggae fraternity. He is a very strong performer, definitely a hard act to follow. Capleton hosts an annual festival in Jamaica called St Mary Me Come From. In June 2018 Capleton performed on Grooving in the Park in New York City and he did a US tour culminating at the Festival of Life in Chicago. From there he did the Sumfest show in Jamaica and then he toured Europe in August.
May, June and July 2017 Capleton did a two month US tour with Kings Music International that spanned the US from Hawaii to the West coast and across the country to the East coast. Capleton has a strong tour history in North America, Africa and Europe.
When Capleton dropped the tune Alms House in 1992, he established himself as more than just an entertainer. He is a messenger and a guiding light of righteousness. "United we stand and divided we fall," he sang for the benefit of his fans and dancehall comrades. "Nuff of them nah go know themself till them back against the wall." Other of his anthem songs are Lotion Man, Good So, Prophet, I-Testament, One Mission and More Fire.
Many of Capleton's songs "and most of his critics" make mention of the blazing fire. Capleton hopes to clear up any confusion pertaining this fire his music speaks of. He says, "Is not really a physical fire. Is really a spiritual fire, and a wordical fire, and a musical fire. You see the fire is all about a livity. But is people get it on the wrong term. People get confused. So when a man say 'more fire' him think that mean say you fi go light the cane field or go light the church." Fire, Capleton explains, is a way of reminding one's brother that they are going astray. "That way a man know say him doing something wrong. That even give him the urge to know say Yo check up on yourself. What you're doing is not right, or else him would not say 'Fire fi dat,' or 'Burn dat' or 'More fire.'" "If we go check it back now," he continues, "fire is for the purification of earth, anyhow you check it. This earth itself have to even emerge from the literal fire also, which is the volcanic activity, we a talk bout lava. The hottest element to rise up in the morning is the sun. The water cleanse, but it's still the support from the fire that burn the water, burn out of the bacteria so the water coulda heal we fi cleanse. The herb heal, but it's still the fire fi burn the herb so the herb coulda heal we also."
b. Nancy Russell, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Sister Nancy was one of 15 siblings; her brother Robert, known to her family as Dickie, found fame as Brigadier Jerry. The latter began chanting on Prince Norman's sound system before settling with Jahlove Music. While the Brigadier's reputation as the number one cultural DJ flourished, by her mid-teens, Nancy was occasionally performing on the sound system. Winston Riley was the first producer to take Nancy into the recording studio in 1980 for her debut, "Papa Dean". The tune was a success and Nancy's career began in earnest. She performed at Reggae Sunsplash, which was transmitted globally. A notable appearance on A Dee Jay Explosion saw Nancy performing "Chalice A Fe Burn" and "Boom Shacka Lacka". With Winston Riley in 1982 her debut One Two was released, featuring the title track, "Aint No Stopping Nancy", "Bam Bam" and "Only Woman DJ With Degree". She also recorded a classic rendition of "King And Queen" with Yellowman. With producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes, she recorded "A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy", "Bang Belly" and another Yellowman combination, "Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose". She continued appearing live in the dancehall where she often performed alongside her brother on the Jahlove Music Sound System. The sound toured internationally to rave reviews, including a celebrated session at Brixton Town Hall, London, where both Jerry and Nancy made their debut performances in the UK.
DJ Green B
Dj Green B is one of California's toppa top reggae Djs! On the radio, in the club, or at the festivals she delivers an energetic set filled with hot new music and all your favorite anthems. Listen to her popular MixCds here: http://djgreenb.com/mixtapes
DJ Smoke 1
DJ Smoke-1, born and raised in E. Oakland, Ca., specializing in reggae and hip-hop, Smoke-1 focuses on the Bay Area as the place to play. Crowned by Jr Reid from Black Uhuru, Smoke-1 became front man for the One Blood Int'l sound system. Acquiring Dubplates to kill another sound system in the sound clash, one blood sound quickly gained notoriety and supremacy in the dance. DJ Smoke-1 became the go to guy for all skateboard & snowboard contests. Smoke-1 has played all over N. America on the summer and winter VANS tour. Every May Smoke-1 spins strictly old school & punk rock for the legends of skateboarding at the Combi Bowl aka Pro-Tec pool party in Orange County. Every spring Smoke-1 will be spinning big tunes for the Tailgate Alaska Heli-board event in Valdez, Alaska, also the MOUNTAIN DEW TOUR, X GAMES, MAMMOTH WCI contest, GRAVITY GAMES, BURTON US OPEN, as well as playing for the 2002 WINTER OLYMPIC HALF-PIPE contest in Park City, Utah, for 90,000 people, when the US Mens team swept. Smoke-1 is CUTTY RANKS & Jr REID's tour dj & has backed the likes of: KRS-1, DEAD PREZ, TALIB KWELI, WU-TANG, TOO SHORT, SHINEHEAD, ROCKER-T, HIEROGLYPHICS, GANGSTARR, and works with all the boss DJ’s in the Bay. Today, you can find him at his KING of KINGS reggae sundays party in Berkeley at the newly remodeled Shattuck Downlow now called The Five and Dime, 2284 shattuck ave. and Bancroft.
$35.00 - $235.00