420 Celebration Featuring Long Beach Dub Allstars

420 Celebration Featuring Long Beach Dub Allstars

Saturday, April 20, 2024

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The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is not the organizer for this event. Please contact the organizer directly with questions at [email protected].

Miners Foundry and Late-Nite Productions are proud to present a 420 Celebration with the Long Beach Dub Allstars on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The bar and doors open at 6pm; the show begins at 7pm.

The Foundry and Late-Nite Productions brings you another 420 celebration you’ll actually remember! This year we’re bringing you the legendary Long Beach Dub Allstars, legends of the West Coast Cali reggae scene. Ahhhh ya!!

They’ll also be joined by the Black Cinderella herself — Sister Carol! — an electrifying Grammy-nominated and award winning reggae veteran. This 420, she’ll be throwin’ down her heartfelt and lyrical roots vibrationssss for Nevada County!

The full line-up includes Lizano, Ras Matthew and Squarefield Massive.

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  • $40 in Advanced | $45 at the Door
  • Age 16yo+ please
  • Note: Ins-and-outs not allowed at the performance
  • This show is standing room only with limited seating

Miners Foundry Box Office Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office: 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm Contact Info Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions. Contact Info Please direct questions to the organizer at [email protected].

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Long Beach Dub Allstars is one of the pioneers of the West Coast Cali reggae scene. They have stayed true and honest to the art and paved the way for many. The new Album “Echo Mountain High” is out now. “Echo Mountain High” rolls through the mountainside with some wild contact highs along the way with songs about youth, ghosts, police brutality, love, hate, life, death and mushrooms.


One of the dancehall era’s few successful female DJs, Sister Carol was something like reggae’s answer to Queen Latifah: a strong, positive feminist voice who was inspired by her faith and never resorted to sexual posturing to win an audience.

Leaning heavily on socially conscious material, Sister Carol delivered uplifting and cautionary messages drawn from her Rastafarian principles, while always urging respect for women. She was more of a singjay than a full-time toaster, capable of melodic vocals as well as solid rhymes. Never quite a commercial powerhouse, she nonetheless enjoyed a lengthy career and general critical approval.

Sister Carol was born Carol East in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1959, and grew up in the city’s Denham Town ghetto. Her father worked in the music industry as a radio engineer, and in 1973, he moved the family to Brooklyn in search of work. Carol got involved in New York’s thriving Jamaican music scene, and tried her hand at singing; however, music wasn’t a career prospect yet, as Carol earned a degree in education from CCNY and gave birth to the first of four children in 1981.

Not long before the latter event, she met Jamaican DJ Brigadier Jerry, who inspired her to try her hand at dancehall-style DJ chatting rather than singing. She developed rapidly under ‘s mentorship, winning talent competitions in both New York and Jamaica, and toured as an opening act for the Meditations. Her first album, Liberation for Africa, was released in limited quantities on a small label the following year.

Recorded for the Jah Life label, 1984’s Black Cinderella was the album that established Sister Carol in the international reggae community, featuring the title track (her signature song) and “Oh Jah (Mi Ready).” Carol subsequently formed her own Black Cinderella label, which gave her an immediate outlet for single releases in the years to come.

Most notably, she cut a cover of Bob Marley’s “Screwface” in tandem with onetime I-Three Judy Mowatt, who issued the single on her own Ashandan label. It took Carol several years to come up with another LP, however, as she briefly turned to an acting career; she earned supporting roles in two Jonathan Demme comedies, 1986’s Something Wild (which included her soundtrack cut “Wild Thing”) and 1988’s Married to the Mob.

Sister Carol’s second album, Jah Disciple, finally appeared in 1989, kicking off a streak of consistent recording activity that lasted through the ’90s. Mother Culture followed in 1991, giving her another nickname to go alongside “Black Cinderella.”

Her highest-profile album to date, Call Mi Sister Carol, was released by Heartbeat in 1995, and was followed a year later by Lyrically Potent, which earned Sister Carol her first Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. Her next album, Isis: The Original Womb-Man, was released on Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong label in 1999. 2001 brought her first-ever live album, Direct Hit!: Sister Carol – Live; it was followed in 2003 by Empressive, which featured a duet with Buju Banton on “His Mercy Endureth.” — Bio credit to Steve Huey on Spotify.