Sister Carol and daughter team up on track
Dancehall-reggae icon Sister Carol has teamed up with her daughter Nakeeba Amaniyea for ' Be Alone', a liberating female anthem which channels nostalgic lovers' rock.
The Dread Natty Congo artiste is excited about her daughter's growth as a recording artiste and has high hopes for the Be Alone track.
"Working with Nakeeba is inspirational, spiritual and admirable all at the same time," said Sister Carol, whose given name is Carol Theresa East.
"She's sharp, intelligent and talented as well. I'm extremely proud of her and can't wait for the massive to embrace her and her music," she said. Nakeeba said the song is inspired by lived experiences and observations within the black community.
"We have seen women and men struggle to maintain balance in relationships with one another, and then move towards learning to love and appreciate themselves as a result of those journeys. This is a song inspired by the beauty, resilience, and triumph of those stories," Nakeeba said.
Nakeeba, who is a talented rapper in her own right, was the creative force behind the music.
"We decided to produce and perform it together. Then mommy came through with her usual fire and it really 'womanifested' beautifully. I give thanks and I am grateful. We are so honoured to present this song to the public as a representation of our natural chemistry as artistes and mother/daughter," Nakeeba added.
Sister Carol is the first female dancehall artiste to be nominated for the Reggae Grammy, earning a nomination nod in the 1996 Best Reggae Album category with the critically acclaimed Lyrically Potent. The album, which was released on June 18, 1996, was described at the time as a "perfect antidote to the lowbrow slackness of female singjays".