Etana, Jamaica’s sensational reggae artist is bringing her signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!
Etana (birth name Shauna McKenzie) was born in Kingston (Jamaica) in 1984 and is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. Her talent was discovered at an early age when people stopped to listen to her belting out George Benson’s 1977 hit, The Greatest Love of All. She said in an interview, “I was about 7 or 8 and I remember singing in the back yard in Jamaica while my Aunt was hand washing her clothes. I was singing “The Greatest Love Of All” with my eyes closed and when I opened them people were looking over the fence at me. I was shocked because I didn’t realise I was that loud.” She cites Bob Marley, Sizzla Kalongi, Jah Mason, Jah Cure, Marcia Griffiths, Steven Wonder, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey as some of her influences and she went on to create a musical style that’s best described as a blend of reggae (while sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady) and pop. She’s had a stellar career with 4 studio albums and a MOBO Award nomination the 'Best Reggae' category.
Don't miss your chance to see the socially conscious reggae artist, responsible for a series of roots based hits!