Jessie Reyez and Carlos Vives Team Up For “Hechicera” – Watch Here
“Hechicera” is an upbeat track by Colombian singer/songwriter Carlos Vives off his 14th studio album CUMBIANA. The song features R&B-Pop artist and Grammy nominated newcomer Jessie Reyez. It’s a demonstration of Carlos Vives’ continuously evolving sound while keeping his folkloric soul alive. With this new album, Vives will also be releasing a new 45-minute documentary where he embarks on a trip to Cumbiana – the amazing amphibian universe where the origin of the most popular music in the American continent is. Other collaborations in this album include Alejandro Sanz, Ruben Blades, Ziggy Marley, and Elkin Robinson.
“Jessie Reyez sings in English, but she’s from Cali,” Vives said in a recent interview. “She represents the new generation. When I started looking for a female voice, my daughters Lucy and Elena suggested Jessie. They were already following her and she came from a Colombian family.”
“This is a song about a very powerful woman,” he continued. “In Colombia they teach us about Bachué, the goddess who emerges from the water, and I wanted to find a woman who personified her. I wanted Jessie to sing in English, but she wanted to sing in Spanish as a question of pride.”
Watch the studio performance of HECHICERA here:
You can also stream CUMBIANA on Apple Music here: