February 08, 2017
‘Shem sound incredible’ says Etana
The tenth and final Raggamuffin festival in west Auckland later this month will allow local reggae practitioners to measure themselves against some of the originals.
Those making the trip from the Caribbean include Shaggy, the Wailers and members of the Marley clan, Conkarah and Etana.
Locals include Six 60, House of Shem, Black Seeds and veterans Herbs.
Etana, who returned to Jamaica and her Rastafarian roots after an unhappy experience with the mainstream music industry in the United States, told Radio Waatea she is already familiar with the Shem sound.
"I admire the way how they have captured the roots reggae music and they play it so well. When you hear the music come on my antenna goes up and I go whose that? only to find it's them. They are incredible, says Etana.
Raggamuffin is at the Trusts Arena on February 18.
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