Sister Carol and Sister Nancy
Mungo’s Hi-Fi at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Fri 27 Apr; Messenger Soundsystem at the Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Sat 28 Apr
(Sister Carol, top; Sister Nancy, bottom)
Sister Carol and Sister Nancy, two of reggae’s most revered and prolific artists make their Scottish debut at Triptych courtesy of Mungo’s Hi Fi and Messenger Soundsystem. Jamaican-born and bred Sister Nancy is celebrating a quarter of a century at the top of her game. She is the voice behind the dancehall anthem ‘Bam Bam’ and the reggae floor filler ‘Transport Connection’, still a favourite with DJs today.
Brooklyn-based Sister Carol aka Black Cinderella has made a slew of albums including the Grammy nominated Lyrically Potent, and has also appeared in two Jonathan Demme movies Something Wild and Married to the Mob with Michelle Pfeiffer. When they get together to perform you get: ‘good vibrations, good positive energy and spiritual orientation,’ according to Sister Carol. This energy is present in all aspects of their lives especially when Sister Carol talks about women in the music industry. ‘There are a lot of newcomers on the scene, but I always put a lot of emphasis on trying to empower and inspire the sisters to step up and to make their contribution, because too much emphasis is made of the brothers,’ she says. For this lady, boundaries are meant to be broken. ‘There are no limits to what you can do. You can accomplish anything you want if you really put your heart, your mind and your desires and all your positive energies to it.’