Empresses + Queens: Etana on Being a Woman in Reggae

November 17, 2014


A lady came up to me a while back and said: “You will not believe what your music has done for my daughter. She was going in the wrong direction. And I gave her your music, and now she is almost like a replica of you, she wears her hair the same way, sheโ€™s not as rugged and sheโ€™s not getting into fights…” And she started to cry like it was really bad for her to deal with. Iโ€™ve met people who came up to me and just cried and said the music took them through the hardest times.