Guns, gangs, and other contemporary vices have changed things in August Town. The police presence is oppressive and apparently rather arbitrary. And what used to be a peaceful borough is now a place where parents can't let kids out of their sight, for fear of losing them to stray gunfire. (You'll see all of this represented in her video, below.)
Etana believes that there is a better way to live, and she's speaking up, in a powerful defense of a more civilized, peaceful August Town. As far
as contemporary reggae goes, it is refreshing to hear a strong female speaking up for her neighborhood.
On iTunes:Etana / "August Town"
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