Lyrikal takes on Africa with Dance Calypso
Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca sensation Lyrikal has embarked on another musical journey, this time to Africa.
He has teamed up with one of the fastest rising female entertainers in Ghana, Mz Vee to create a track titled “Dance Calypso.”
A release about the collaboration describes the song as a feel-good fusion track embodying Afro-rhythms, Soca and Dancehall with Lyrikal’s raspy chanting meshes seemingly with the soothing vocals of the multi-award winning Ghanaian songstress.
Mz Vee, real name Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, is a Ghanaian afro-pop, dancehall and R&B artiste, who has a number of nominations and awards under her belt including the Ghana Music Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards.
Lyrikal continues to maintain his position as one of the leading names in the Soca music industry releasing hit after hit every year including Cloud 9, Loner, Freedom and Jammin Sake.
“Dance Calypso” is the brainchild of Jamaican producer Gregory ‘Taffari’ James, who has written and produced for Stone Bwoy, Sizzla, Da’ville and Beenie Man.
The release said that tt is his non-discriminatory taste in music that made him “always want to merge the cultural diversity in music and fuse them on one track.” Taffari, along with award-winning producer Jon FX who has worked Shabba Ranks, Mya, Yo Gotti, Gyptian, Kevin Lyttle and Vybz Kartel, among others, partnered on this project.