Sister Carol is known to reggae aficionados for her socio-political lyrics. But for the rest of us, she’s mostly thought of as the woman who joyously crooned a Jamaican-style “Wild Thing” at the end of Jonathan Demme’s 1986 film, Something Wild. Sister Carol, aka Mother Culture, has been delivering singsong full-lengths since the early ’80s. On her latest disc, Direct Hit! Sister Carol Live, she exuberantly toasts, chants, and chirps about feminism (“Rasta Girl”), food and sacraments (“Herbal Is Natural”), and love (“Wild Thing”). And though Sister Carol breaks no new ground, she and her band offer enough melody to soothe old-school roots-reggae fans while serving up the speedy wordplay and funky beats that satisfy dancehall partisans. She plays with MDK Entertainers at 9 p.m. at the Kaffa House, 1212 U St. NW. $15. (202) 462-1212. (Steve Kiviat)

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