The more you listen to Reggae, the more artists you discover and you realize that you are home.
Etana, whose name translates to ‘the strong one’ in Swahili, emigrated from her native Jamaica to Florida where she went on to join a female R&B trio. The overtly sexual stereotypes of the genre juxtaposed with her ideals, and eventually she returned to Jamaica to create a sound that embodied Rastafarian principles and respect for women. Her 2008 debut album, The Strong One, solidified her signature sound – powerful vocals paired with an eclectic fusion of reggae, soul, jazz, and folk – while remaining committed to sending a positive, spiritual message. Her most recent release, I Rise, was listed amongst World A Reggae’s Top 10 Albums of 2014.
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