Vamos a Celebrar

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"Vamos A Celebrar"
Single by Ivy Queen featuring Víctoria Sanabría
Released December 5, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Tropical, salsa
Length 3:25
Label Ivy Queen Musa Sound, Venevision
Writer(s) Martha I. Pesante
Producer(s) Moisés Reyes
Ivy Queen chronology
"Peligro De Extinción"
(2012)
"Vamos A Celebrar"
(2012)
"Cupido"
(2013)
Víctoria Sanabría chronology
"Soy Mujer"
(2011)
"Vamos A Celebrar"
(2012)
Music sample
A 24 second sample of "Vamos a Celebrar" featuring verses by Sanabría and Queen.

"Vamos A Celebrar" (English: "Let's Go Celebrate") is a song recorded by Puerto Rican singer Ivy Queen. It was written by Queen and features guest vocals from Víctoria Sanabría, with whom Queen had previously worked with. Lyrically, the song is about celebrating the holidays and traditions of Puerto Rico.

Ivy Queen chose Christmas to bring a message to Puerto Ricans with the song. "Vamos A Celebrar" contains a fusion of Caribbean rhythms mixed with the sound of the plena. The song is the first salsa single by Queen, although she has previously experimented with the genre. It is also the first single released by her not to promote an album.

Background[edit]

Ivy Queen participated with Puerto Rican salsa singer Víctoria Sanabría in a rapping contest that took place on El Trovatón, which aired on the broadcasting channel La Mega 106.9FM from Puerto Rico.[1] The encounter resulted in the collaboration of the two female singers on "Vamos A Celebrar".[1] Queen stated that she did not pay homage to her country before, as well as adding that she found experimenting with her roots to be "interesting".[1]

Queen elaborated that the main purpose of "Vamos A Celebrar" was to keep the Puerto Rican culture far from extinction. She explained that Sanabría was the perfect match to make the song because both were able to "celebrate and bring a message from the heart, happiness and joy."[2] Sanabría indicated that: "From start to finish the song's power increases and increases and remains high until the end. It is very explosive".[1] She said it "affects the Boricua fiber inside all Puerto Ricans making them aware".[1]

Composition[edit]

"Vamos A Celebrar" was inspired by the Christmas traditions of Puerto Rico.[3] The song contains a "fusion of Caribbean rhythms with the unique sound of the plena", while incorporating drums and tambourines.[1][2][4][5] Queen previously ventured into salsa in 2005 with "Amiga No Pienes" and "Yo Lamento" and in 2007 with "Si Eres Tú".[6]

Release[edit]

"Vamos A Celebrar" premiered on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 on the radio program "El Circo de la Mega" which also airs on the radio station La Mega 106.9FM.[7] It was released digitally the same day.[8] The song was not released in promotion of Queen's eighth studio album, Musa (2012), released months earlier, as it is not found on the album's track list.[9]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Argentina[10] December 5, 2012 Digital download Venevision
Brazil[11]
Canada[12]
Chile[13]
Colombia[14]
France[15]
Germany[16]
Italy[17]
Japan[18]
Mexico[19]
Spain[20]
United Kingdom[21]
United States[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Marrero-Rodríguez, Rosalina (2012-12-05). "Se unen las caballotas Ivy Queen y Víctoria Sanabría". Primera Hora. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Ivy Queen canta con motivo de la Navidad". People En Español. Time Inc. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Ivy Queen y Victoria Sanabria festejan la navidad con "Vamos a Celebrar". El Mercurio. Diario El Mercurio. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ Rodríguez, Jorge. "Dos reinas de la canción celebran la Navidad". El Vocero. El Vocero de Puerto Rico - Avenida Constitución 206. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Ivy Queen invita a celebrar las fiestas navideñas con su nuevo tema musical, "Vamos a celebrar"". Super Estación. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. ^ Ramiro Burr (2007-06-15). "Ivy Queen's 'Sentimiento' shakes up Reggaetón". Billboard. Promuetues Global Media. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Ivy Queen a dúo con Victoria Sanabria". La Grande 99.3. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single by Ivy Queen". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  9. ^ Devitt, Rachel (2012-08-21). "Musa: Ivy Queen: Rhapsody". Rhapsody International. RealNetworks. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Música - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single de Ivy Queen". iTunes (Argentina) (in Spanish). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Música - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single de Ivy Queen". iTunes (Brazil) (in Brazilian). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single by Ivy Queen". iTunes (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Música - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single de Ivy Queen". iTunes (Chile) (in Spanish). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - Música - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single de Ivy Queen". iTunes (Colombia) (in Spanish). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  15. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.fr: Téléchargements MP3". Amazon (in French). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  16. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads". Amazon (in German). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  17. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.it: Musica MP3". Amazon (in Italian). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  18. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.jp: MP3ダウンロード". Amazon (in Japanese). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  19. ^ "iTunes - Música - Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría) - Single de Ivy Queen". iTunes (Mexico) (in Spanish). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  20. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.es: Tienda MP3". Amazon (in Spanish). Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  21. ^ "Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  22. ^ "Amazon.com: Vamos A Celebrar (feat. Víctoria Sanabría): Ivy Queen: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2013-01-14.