I have been here in New York for more than 20 years now, back and forth to Jamaica and touring the world and spreading my music of peace and love
Carol Theresa East (born 15 January 1959, Kingston, Jamaica), known by her stage name of Sister Carol, is a Jamaican-born American reggae recording artist and actress. Originally from the Denham Town district of West Kingston, when she was 14 her family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York. Her father Howard East was a Senior Engineer with Radio Jamaica and contributed to recording sessions as Studio One. She soon became involved in the Jamaican music scene herself. She earned a degree in education from the City College of New York in 1981, the same year she gave birth to her first child. Around that time she met Brigadier Jerry, a Jamaican DJ, who encouraged her to try DJ chatting in Jamaican dancehall style, rather than singing. After winning competitions in New York and Jamaica, she toured with The Meditations. Her first album, Liberation for Africa, was released in 1983, as a limited edition on the Jamaican SG label. The 1984 album Black Cinderella established her. She formed her own record label, also called Black Cinderella.