Mar. 8: Sister Carol at Hopmonk Tavern

Jonathan Demme may have brought Jamaican reggae artist Sister Carol to the masses with supporting roles in Something Wild and Rachel Getting Married, but there’s no question—she’d reach American consciousness eventually. On the strength of her 1984 hit “Black Cinderella,” she started her own record label so sisters could do it for themselves. This Monday, she appears with the Yellow Wall Dub Squad, an all-star backing band, to celebrate International Women’s Day in strong, robust, reggae style. “In an industry that’s so based on ego, it’s really difficult for a woman artist to not sell the sex,” says DJ Jacques, producer of the event. “She seemed the most appropriate to headline an event that celebrates the real strength of women and not just the sexiness of women.” Sister Carol performs with the Yellow Wall Dub Squad on Monday, March 8, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $15. 707.829.7300.Gabe Meline

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