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Etana 'I Rise' Album Makes Her The First Jamaican Female Artist to Hit Billboard in 20 Years

Etana 'The Strong One' became the first Jamaican female artiste in 20 years to hit #1 on Billboard Charts since Diana King and Patra. Her 'I RISE' album produced by the accomplished music Producer Clive Hunt, instrumentalist, composer and arranger is number one on Billboard Reggae Chart and follows Etana'scritically-acclaimed albums Better Tomorrow (2013), Free Expressions (2011) and The Strong One (2008). The Jamaican singer-songwriter's melodic power blended with Hunt's rich arrangements, set this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career (South Florida Caribbean News)

The latest effort from the soulful Reggae songbird is without question her best and most mature album to date. To celebrate the long awaited release, Irish and Chin and VP Records have teamed up to host the official 'I Rise Album Release Party' at the legendary SOB's (New York, New York), Monday, November 17, 2014. Etana will take center stage in the famed venue to deliver a stellar performance. Reggae music fans and/or all in attendance will experience the ultimate live show and soak in the vibes of an up-close and personal set by Etana as she covers the outstanding music featured on her album. The performance will also include a special 'horn section' according to a release. Etana's album is a classical collection of love ballads and roots anthems. With her poised assurance and new found strength, she evolves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and musically. Whether she shedding light on the harsh ghetto realities on 'Trigger,' 'Ward 21 (Stenna's Song)' and 'How Long,' conveying romantic longings on 'Richest Girl,' 'Love Song,' and 'By Your Side' or expressing her deep-rooted spirituality on the exquisite Bob Marley remake of 'Selassie is The Chapel,' the Marcia Griffith's cover of 'Stepping Out Of Babylon,' 'Emancipation' and 'On My Way' - each of the album's tracks is delivered with her soulful conviction. Producer Clive Hunt who has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones and Jimmy Cliff, arranged an all-star team of island's musicians to contribute to the set that includes Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Grub Cooper, Handel Tucker and Dean Fraser. Etana continues her U.S. tour with Cocoa Tea, spreading her positive vibrations to major cities. Source:NIPnews:

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