Thu Mar 8 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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J Boog
Jesse Royal, Etana

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  • J Boog

    J Boog

    World

    J Boog (Jerry Afemata), a reggae singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, CA. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household.

    Currently residing back and forth between Hawaii and California, J Boog has been working incessantly since the release of his debut album "Hear Me Roar" (2007). He followed that up with his sophomore album "Backyard Boogie" (2011) which topped the US Billboard Charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries.

    J Boog has shared his craft & has toured around the world: Europe, Africa, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, The US & Japan all have felt the authenticity of J Boog.

    A true student of music; you can catch J Boog on worldwide tours across the globe, on radio interviews or in the studio working on new material. His humility has gained him true fans everywhere he goes while exercising, MUSIC IS THE ONLY UNIVERSAL TONGUE. Stay tuned....

  • Jesse Royal

    Jesse Royal

    Reggae

    Jesse Royal is one of the fastest rising stars in the new Jamaican roots movement, Reggae Revival, which also includes Chronixx, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid. Many of his early singles, including “Modern Day Judas,” have already become modern reggae standards, with his herb anthem “Finally” hitting #1 in Jamaica this past summer. He has worked with Major Lazer, Sly & Robbie, and others. He is hard at work on his full-length album debut, which is due this summer.

  • Etana

    Etana

    World

    Etana’s name means “The Strong One” in Swahili, and it’s a title she more than lives up to with her music and presence. Since debuting in 2006 with the thought provoking single “Wrong Address,” the Jamaican-born singer has established herself as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in reggae, blazing a new trail in a genre that has long been male-dominated. 

    Etana’s story begins in August Town, a treacherous but culturally rich garrison community in eastern Kingston that has produced such musical talents as Sizzla and Israel Vibration. Growing up,  Etana’s home was filled with music, but it was country and western that she recalls leaving the biggest impression. “Every Sunday was country music day,” saysEtana.  “A lot of people in Jamaica play gospel music on a Sunday, or old rub-a-dub. In my house it was country, like Dolly Parton. Tammy Wynette was my favorite of all the artists my mom used to play.” Etana discovered her talent at the age of 6 while singing at home in the backyard for her aunt. Her charming voice beaconed an huge audience of neighbors who gathered to here “little Shauna” sing.  Etana’s backyard singing led to microphones of local sound systems playing in the neighborhood and thats where he love of music began.

    Inspired by a true story experienced by her own aunt, “Wrong Address” detailed job discrimination as faced by residents of poor communities such as August Town. The song resonated deeply in Jamaica, establishingEtana as a powerful new voice with a distinct point of view rooted in the realities of working-class life.

    Etana continues her forward movement becoming the first female to achieve a Reggae Billboard #1 in seventeen years with I Rise, album produced by Jamaican luminary Clive Hunt (Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Chaka Khan, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff). The album reflects the singer’s ongoing maturity while maintaining the R&B-inflected take on reggae that she’s come to be known for, showcasing the diversity of a true musical Renaissance woman. “Trigger,” which tells the story of an educated but underemployed young man driven to desperate measures in order to take care of his cancer-stricken mother, is the album’s lead single and a follow up of sorts to “Wrong Address.” On the complete opposite spectrum is the album’s second single “Richest Girl,” a reggae love ballad with sweeping strings and jazzy horns over a classic one-drop riddim.  "I RISE" is classified as  Etana's best album to date by many and listed as the number one album of 2014 and also in the top five of thirty albums that were released in said year.  

J Boog
Jesse Royal, Etana

Thu Mar 8 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
J Boog, Jesse Royal, Etana
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