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About  Sister Carol

Sister Carol is an electrifying Grammy nominated, award winning veteran in the sphere of Reggae Music.

She is also known as the Black Cinderella and Mother Cultural for a heartfelt roots lyrical vibrations.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from City College in New York in 1983 she set out on her musical career and has produced nineteen albums over the past 40 years.

An International Superstar she has toured the globe from her birthplace in Jamaica to Japan from Brazil, to the motherland: Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, to Columbia, Thailand, New Caledonia, and France.  She has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Sister Carol has lectured at two Universities in California and a music festival in Brazil.

Sister Carol has been interviewed by many media outlets globally and has been an announcer on Channel 4 TV show Night Music with Jools Holland and David Sanborn

Alongside Sister Carol’s musical career, she has appeared in several movies directed by the late Jonathan Demme

Something Wild 1987, Married to the Mob 1988, Rachel’s getting married 2009 and Ricki and the Flash in 2015. She has shared the silver screen with Hollywood darlings such as Melanie Griffiths, Michelle Pfiffer, Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Ray Liotta, and Jeff Daniels

Several of her songs have been featured in movies such as The Mighty Quinn (Principle) 

Failure to Launch (Original Drum), Something Wild (Wild Thing) Rachel’s Getting Married (Dread Natty Congo) and Ricki and the Flash (Milk and Honey) 

One of her best concerts was in the Japan Splash in 1986. She recently opened for Burning Spear in Central Park New York 

Apart from the fabulous career she has raised four children and has twelve grandchildren.

She continues to march to her own beat blazing trails celebrating 41 years in the music industry. Her virtuous vibes remain stronger than ever……


My Story

  • 1983

    Her first album in 1983 was “Liberation for The African” Serious Gold Label but it was her 1984 “Black Cinderella Jah Life Label” album that established her firmly in the fold as an artist.

  • 1989

    She formed her own record label also called Black Cinderella “Jah Disciple RAS” on the Jah Life Label followed in 1989.

  • 1997

    One of the highlights of her career was in 1997 when her self-produced album “Lyrically Potent” was Grammy nominated for best Reggae album.

  • 2017

    In 2017 she released an album entitled “The Healing Cure” in tribute to Marijuana Plant and its healing properties on the Black Cinderella record label.

  • 2018

    Her daughter Nakeeba Amaiyea also an artist produced and released a single “My Jamaica” with her in 2018. In most recent years she collaborated with Sister Marcia Griffiths on a single entitled “The World Needs Love” on the BCP/Noni label. Having previously collaborated with Sister Judy Mowatt – “Screwface” 

  • 2020

    In 2020 she partnered with Pop Artist Jason Mraz on a single “Time Out” from his chart buster album “Look for the Good” which was on the Billboard charts for more than a year.

    In 2020 she released an album entitled OPPORTUNITY produced by Glen Adams, Lee Scratch Perry, and Bunny Striker Lee on the Tafari /Black Cinderella label


Among many of her awards she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International African Awards in Detroit and from the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington DC for her contribution to Reggae Music.

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