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Another surprise for Sister Carol in 'Ricki and the Flash'

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Sister Carol
Academy Award winner Meryl Streep stars as a hard-rocking singer/guitarist in ‘Ricki and the Flash’.
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On August 7, the Tri-Star 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.