Monday, February 6, 2023

VIDEO: Reggae artist Etana performing in Dallas this week

Etana was the first female to earn a Grammy Award-reggae artist nomination in more than two decades. (Courtesy image)

Reggae artist Etana celebrates her Grammy Award-nominated album “Reggae Forever” with a 2019 tour. The “Reggae Forever” tour has added new dates and shows in major cities including Texas, Colorado, Illinois, California and internationally as well. The queen of reggae Etana will be performing at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Dallas on April 18.

Etana’s “Reggae Forever” received a prestigious Grammy Award nomination in the Best Reggae Album category. She is the first female in 21 years to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The last time a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol was nominated.

Shauna McKenzie, better known as female reggae sensation Etana, is a soulful singer and songwriter. She has achieved international and national stardom with her fifth album “Reggae Forever” that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her fourth album “I Rise” that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her album “Better Tomorrow” debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number seven. Her album “Free Expressions” and debut album “The Strong One” all reached the Billboard Reggae Charts. “The Strong One” garnered many awards including the Best Album honors at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in New York and Album of the Year at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards in Kingston, Jamaica.

Etana was also nominated as Best New Reggae Artist at London’s annual MOBO Awards in 2008. Etana makes history as the first female with back-to-back top albums on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Her standout sound blends Roots Reggae with flavors of Folk, Soul, and Jazz. Jamaican born, Florida-based female reggae singer Etana is featured in international and national media.

The “Reggae Forever” album is distributed by Tad’s Records. For more information on Etana, visit and Facebook @OneEtana and Instagram @EtanaStrongOne and Twitter @EtanaStrongOne.

Enjoy her song “Spread Love” from her album “Reggae Forever.”

Etana - Spread Love (Official Music Video)


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