Worl-A-Girl Come Again
by Howard Campbell
SOUTH FLORIDA – October will mark 30 years since fans warmed to a movie called Cool Runnings, based on the accomplishments of Jamaica’s bobsled team to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. The film also had a rocking soundtrack that included Worl-A-Girl’s Jamaican Bobsledding Chant.
Off the scene for some time, the quartet made a comeback in 2022 by returning to the recording studio with producer Sidney Mills, a former member of Steel Pulse. In November, they released La La, a song produced by the veteran musician.
He told South Florida Caribbean News that while members pursued different interests, music was never far away.
“Sensi and Sabrina were performing periodically and maintaining their studio skills while writing Songs. Juliet has recorded singles with Penthouse Music and various producers in Montreal, Canada while Linda kept writing and learning new trends on the music business as to marketing and group development,” he said.
La La has been well-received in New York and South Florida reggae circles, an encouraging sign for the group which retains three original members — Sensi, Sabrina and Linda. Juliet joined in 1995, shortly after original member Charmaine DaCosta left for a solo career.
Sensi, who is from England, credits their camaraderie for writing good songs such as Jamaican Bobsledding Chant and No Gunshot.
“Our method of writing is channeled through the four of us. As a team we know we wanted to make feel good music without committing to just one genre. Agreeable, we are known for the dancehall elements but with our diversity and commitment we started to write for multiple genres,” she explained.
Worl-A-Girl got their name based on members being from different countries. Linda was born in New York, Sabrina is originally from Trinidad and Tobago and Juliet is Jamaican.
The original edition of Worl-A-Girl comprised seven members who first performed at SOB’s club in New York in 1991. Not long after, they were signed as a quartet to Chaos Records, an affiliate of Sony Music, which released their self-titled debut album in 1994.
Jamaican Bobsledding Chant came out the previous year on a hit soundtrack that also had songs by Jimmy Cliff (I Can See Clearly Now), Diana King (Stir it Up) and Sweet Jamaica by Tony Rebel.
After an extended break, Worl-A-Girl are back for another crack at the charts. “We all took some time and branched out with different endeavors, but we never left the industry and were always involved in each other’s lives in one aspect or another. Music is our lifeline. WAG forever!!,” said Sensi.