AMP Concerts and Roots & Wires present

Etana & Kabaka Pyramid

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $30

Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 day of show (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Etana is a powerhouse vocalist and two-time Grammy Award, nominee. It's a been a decade after her debut as a reggae artist, she is now a recognized and respected entertainer in her native Jamaica and is also well known worldwide. Born Shauna McKenzie, the young talent migrated to the United States for the opportunity and briefly pursued a pop music career before rediscovering her roots as an adult and adopting the moniker Etana, "The Strong One" in Swahili. The return home spurred the evolution of her sound and is evident in her body of work expressed as the fusion of folk, soul, jazz, and reggae. Etana taps into the likes of Marcia Griffiths, Etta James, and Miriam Makeba for harnessing a deeply emotional sound, and she is the modern embodiment of their influence.

Kabaka Pyramid is a Grammy Award-winning conscious revolutionary lyricist with a signature musical style, blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of hip-hop. A key pillar of the Reggae Revival movement, Kabaka Pyramid carved his way into the Jamaican reggae scene with Rebel Music in 2011 with marquee songs like "Free From Chains" and "Warrior" featuring Protoje. His hip-hop roots were evident in the lyrical style and hard-hitting beats, laying the foundation for an ever ascending career highlighted by the classic marquee sophomore album The Kalling, produced by role model Damian "Jr Gong" Marley.


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