“Rise Up and Shine” as the opening single of Cali P x TEKA’s EP “VIZION III” incorporates Cali P’s personal life mantra: “out of every struggle we should make success”. In times of increasing stress levels and productivity demands this is a well empowering reminder. The afrobeat-flavoured reggae riddim by TEKA develops that positive message to a brightly shining good vibes anthem. Inspired by that and motivated by long-lasting friendships with Cali P, both Grammy nominees Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Nigeria’s singer and saxophonist Seun Kuti (obviously son of Fela) blessed the track with feature parts.
Back then, Cali P was introduced to Fela Kuti’s work by his father who is also a musician. The original afrobeat sound became crucial for Cali P’s own sound aesthetic, which makes him even more proud to host these two important West African artists. The thing went full circle and they also asked Cali P’s dad to play the shakers for this song, even if he lives in Guadeloupe. The message is honest and clear: Overcome your struggles and shine!
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