Jamaica Gleaner

Another sur­prise for Sis­ter Carol in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

- Ce­celia Camp­bell-Liv­ingston Gleaner Writer

ON AU­GUST 7, the TriStar Pic­tures-dis­trib­uted

Ricki and the Flash, which stars Meryl Streep, opened across the­atres in the United States.

Ear­lier, news had been cir­cu­lat­ing that foun­da­tion dee­jay Sis­ter Carol would be en­joy­ing a cameo role.

The dee­jay now has another rea­son to be even more ex­cited as her song,

Milk N Honey, from her 1997 Grammy-nom­i­nated al­bum Lyri­cally Po­tent, is fea­tured in the movie as well. While it is not on the of­fi­cial sound­track for the film, it has got a big boost.

“Sis­ter Carol has a few songs in movies like Mighty Quinn ( Prin­ci­ple), Fail­ure To Launch ( Orig­i­nal Drum) and Rachel Get­ting Mar­ried ( Dread Natty Congo), but this is the first time that they’ve used her song three times in a movie,” said her man­ager, Dean Wau­chope.

Sis­ter Carol, born Ca­role East, de­scribed the open­ing day as “a good day for me”. For her though, it’s a bit­ter­sweet ex­pe­ri­ence as it’s also the day her mother was born. “My mom would have been so happy for me,” she said.

Com­ment­ing on the cameo and her song be­ing fea­tured, she said, “All I can say is that I am thank­ful to the Di­vine Cre­ator for it.”

She said she will be mak­ing an ef­fort to be at its open­ing, “and then I prob­a­bly will have more ex­cite­ment”.

On IMDb web­site, her role is listed as ‘wait­ing woman’. The dee­jay plays a small role in­ter­act­ing with Meryl Streep.

Ricki and The Flash is about a woman who gave up her fam­ily to be­come a rock star and then gets a chance to get ev­ery­thing back where it was. Other stars in the film are Kevin Kline and Rick Spring­field.

Sis­ter Carol, who is now in her mid-50s, hails from the west Kingston com­mu­nity of Den­ham Town. She mi­grated to New York at age 14 and it was there that she got in­volved in the thriv­ing world of dance­hall.

Among her many re­leases are Lib­er­a­tion for Africa, Black Cin­derella, Oh Jah Jah, and Dread Natty Congo.

 ??  ?? Academy Award win­ner Meryl Streep stars as a hard-rock­ing singer/gui­tarist in ‘Ricki and the Flash’.
Academy Award win­ner Meryl Streep stars as a hard-rock­ing singer/gui­tarist in ‘Ricki and the Flash’.

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