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ETANA’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM I RISE #1 ON U.S. BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHART

ETANA’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM I RISE

#1 ON U.S. BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHART

First Female Jamaican Artist to Top the Chart in Almost 20 Years

NYC Album Release Party on Mon. November 17 at SOBs

U.S. Tour Continues with Cocoa Tea This Month

Etana_I_Rise_Album_Cover__58090.1410544363.400.400Roots reggae singer-songwriter Etana strikes again. This week, her fourth studio album I Rise (Oct 28, VP) hits #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart. She is one of the three Jamaican female artists ever and the first in nearly two decades (since Diana King and Patra in the mid-90s) to land this highly-coveted chart position.

Backed by a full band, Etana will celebrate this success and perform tracks from her brand new album at her NYC release party at SOBs on Monday, November 17, 2014. Doors open at 7:30pm and showtime is 9pm. Advance tickets are
$15 and can be purchased at http://sobs.com/2014/4535/etana-rise-album-release-party.

Prior to this event, Etana continues her U.S. tour with Cocoa Tea, spreading her positive vibrations to major cities like St. Louis, New Orleans and Orlando.

I Rise, which is helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, follows Etana’s critically-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 sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career. Etana carries the torch as reggae’s leading lady with this classic collection of love ballads and roots anthems. With her poised assurance and newfound 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 (Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff) arranged an all-star team of the island’s musicians to contribute to the set – including himself, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Grub Cooper, Handel Tucker, and Dean Fraser.

Watch video for new single “Richest Girl” (MTV Iggy premiere):
http://youtu.be/UP5c5Ed3xoY

Watch video for the album cut “Trigger”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quAW73CHwkI

Purchase I Rise:
iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-rise/id928716950

VPReggae: http://www.vpreggae.com/i-rise-etana/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Etana-I-Rise/dp/B00N2D5296

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Etana’s I Rise – Track Listing:
1. Selassie is the Chapel
2. How Long
3. On My Way
4. Stepping Out Of Babylon
5. Jamaica Woman
6. I Rise
7. Richest Girl
8. Love Song
9. By Your Side
10. Passing Thru
11. Trigger
12. Ward 21 (Stenna’s Song)
13. Emancipation
14. Jah Jah
15. Jam Credits

Remaining Tour Dates:
Nov 5 (Wed) St. Paul, MN @ Wilebski Blues Saloon
Nov 6 (Thu) in St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
Nov 9 (Sun) in New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
Nov 13 (Thu) in Palm Bay, FL @ Sugar Kane
Nov 15 (Sat) in Orlando, FL @ Mela Room
Nov 17 (Mon) in New York City, NY @ SOBs

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