Empresses + Queens: Etana on Being a Woman in Reggae


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It’s only in Jamaica that people believe reggae is dying. That is not so at all. I think people need to find your favorite artist and support them, and their music. And women, if we don’t get together and support ourselves, I think there will be no reason for anyone to treat us equal to men. The competition and all of the things we do, calling each other names, disrespecting females, jealousy–we need to overcome all of that and come together, and that is when we will be respected or treated as equal.