Empresses + Queens: Etana on Being a Woman in Reggae


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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, she’s not as rugged and she’s not getting into fights…” And she started to cry like it was really bad for her to deal with. I’ve met people who came up to me and just cried and said the music took them through the hardest times.