Calypso Rose: “Leave Me Alone” (feat. Manu Chao & Machel Montano)


I just came across this great tune: Calypso Rose’s “Leave Me Alone,” featuring Manu Chao and Machel Montano (remix by Kubiyashi)—a great song for my post-U.S. election blues. This song is from Calypso Rose’s new album Far From Home. Franco-Spaniard Manu Chao is featured in 11 of the 12 tracks; other musicians include Drew Gonsalves, Raphael De Leon, Ivan Duran, McCartha Lewis, Maureen St. John, Alan Thomas, and Aldric Farrel. The Queen of Calypso does it again.

From Trinidad & Tobago, Calypso Rose and is the undisputed queen of Calypso for more than 40 years. After having produced 30 albums and composed 800 songs, she lives today in the Queens in NYC. In 2015, she met Manu Chao who did additional production on a few the tracks from her next album. ‘Leave Me Alone’ was already certified Gold in France in August 2016, only 2 months after its release.

Co-signed in 2016 on OVO Sound Drake’s label, Machel Montano has been the undisputed « King of Soca » after 42 albums, 7 « Soca Monarch » titles, +38 million youtube views, 60 shows per year and a sold out Madison Square Garden. He collaborated with Major Lazer, Will Smith, Nicki Minaj, Sean Paul, Pitbull, Wyclef Jean and others. (Additional writing by Machel Montano and Gamal “Skinny Fabulous “Doyle.)

Manu Chao is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese, among other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987 [. . .]. He became a solo artist in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba.

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