Repeating Islands


Earlier this month, Michel Martin interviewed Jamaican singer Etana, calling her “a reggae soul artist whose music is infused with strength and positivity.” In the interview, she talks to Martin about the inspiration behind her new album Better Tomorrow.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I’m Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. If you like to travel or if you just like music, then you know that for decades now Jamaican artists have established the island as a musical force with names like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. But you might have also noticed that not many women have been mentioned in the top tier of those artists, so today we are going to meet a young woman whose soulful style and thoughtful lyrics have made her, at a pretty young age, one of the most respected women in reggae today. Her name is Etana and her…

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