Female reggae icon, Sister Nancy, dropped by Atlanta recently and gave a rousing performance as part of Reggae Legends Week. Reggae Legends week paid tribute to four legends of reggae Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Dennis Brown and, of course, Bob Marley. The tribute also examines the contributions of reggae to the music industry overall including hip hop, R&B, dancehall and soul.
Sister Nancy performed at the Five Spot as part of the Reggae Got Soul night. The event brought together some of Atlanta’s most eclectic performers offering their R&B and soul versions of reggae classics. The unabashed 50 year old icon mentioned her age several times during the set and even corrected an audience member who yelled “you’re 25!'” She quickly corrected him with “No, I’m 50, my daughter is 25”. Well, 50 or 25, its evident that Sister Nancy still got it! While the reggae icon is best known for her 1981 hit “Bam Bam”, she performed many other songs. Many of the songs sounded more like Rastarfarian chants. She clearly still got soul!
Shout out to some of the other performers of the night including I Divine, Slick & Rose, Earthtone Lyrix, Nefertiti and the Neftunes, Solstar and Ken J. Also, big shout to the promoter Karen Marie Mason.
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