Etana feels blessed to be considered apart of this year’s event, which was a special 50 years' tribute. Homage was paid to the country’s independence, the birth place of reggae music and the legendary Bob Marley. “It was a real Honor to perform before Shaggy, as the closing act, after Maxi Priest, Luciano, Marcia Griffiths, just to name a few. A true honor”, said Etana
It was in deed a treat as the female songstress entered centre stage elegantly attired with her L’Acado dancers flocking in all white gowns. The heavenly intro swept away onlookers, screaming in excitement as the songbird angelically vocalized her chart topper, Free. Her tightly packed set was filled with hit after hit, as she kept the tone smooth and silky. Etana continued to thrill with a Rhythm & Blues flavored, Warrior Love. She managed to transform the atmosphere to an intimate live performance in a small pub in the Big Easy, lights dimmed and strong vocals while the band blazed in the shadow.
The reggae crooner was well received by the massive crowd; her European hit, Blessings, as well as the local favorites, Roots and People Talk were sung in choir with the large crowd at the Greenfield Stadium. With vocals just as powerful as the empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, the reigning empress of reggae belted high notes to close with her break out track, I Am Not Afraid.
Etana glides into 2012 with a brand new music video, that will be premiered soon, along with a number of fresh releases, that include: Beautiful Day, Wifey and I Am Strong. She has been collaborating with multiple producers: House of Riddim in Austria, Notice productions, Flava McGregor and Penthouse Records to create unique sounds for her fan base. The follow up to her successful Billboard charted album, Free Expressions is presently under construction. This highly anticipated release will be Etana's third album, that is expected to hit store shelves later this year.