On “Teke Teke,” Carlos Vives joins Black Eyed Peas and Play-N-Skillz. The song has all the ingredients for a summer smash.
Carlos Vives of Colombia is known internationally for his captivating songs that are difficult to forget. They released “Teke Teke,” a song with all the makings of a Summer hit, in collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas and Latin rapper combo Play-N-Skillz.
Other collaborations, like as Shakira’s iconic “La Bicilceta,” saw Vives earn popularity while staying true to his classic sound, which includes Colombian popular music, cumbia, vallenato, and some pop-rock beats. However, in “Teke Teke,” from his new album Cumbiana II, he blends Latin rhythms with hip-hop rhymes and rap stances, which has never been done before.
The words, particularly the chorus, are straightforward. A tribute to Rihanna’s “Work” stands out among the “teke teke teke teke” repeated in a loop, and the song as a whole expresses pleasant vibrations and the desire to dance and celebrate.
“I like to watch you laugh, I like to see you bounce, like the moon that bathes the sea,” the Colombian sings before being joined on the track by others.
The film and scenery recall the celebratory mood of Vives’ hometown, Santa Marta. In other scenes, the artists are surrounded by an audience that performs a choreography created specifically for the song. The brilliant colors of the video’s attire and environment, as well as the suggestive visuals, stand out.