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Barry Can’t Swim Transforms One Of The Classic Celia Cruz Songs



Barry Can’t Swim is on everyone’s lips due to his remake of “Kimbara,” (known in Spanish as “Quimbara”) one of the classic Celiz Cruz songs. This jam feels like a straight-up summer anthem that will have you moving and grooving non-stop.

Reviving Legendary Celia Cruz Songs

First off, let’s talk about the legend he’s sampling – Celia Cruz. This Cuban queen was a force to be reckoned with, collaborating with icons like Aretha Franklin and even acting alongside Antonio Banderas. Her 1974 hit “Quimbara” is the foundation for Barry’s latest creation, and he’s taken that infectious energy and amplified it to the max with House music.

Celia Cruz Songs

“Quimbara” Song Meaning

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “What the heck does ‘Quimbara’ even mean?” Well, my friends, it’s all about having a good time and enjoying yourself, which is precisely what Barry Can’t Swim’s music is all about.

“Quimbara” alludes to the sound of drums; the original meaning Celia Cruz attributed to this timeless classic.

The emerging producer from the UK knows how to craft a tune that’ll have you feeling like you’re on cloud nine, and “Kimbara” is no exception.

Kimbara Barry Can't Swim

A Tropical Escape in Sonic Form

Imagine this: you’re at the club, and the DJ drops this track. Suddenly, you’re transported to a world of lively horns and an energy that you can’t help but dance.

Of course, he is taking the essence of summer and bottling it up into a three-minute sonic experience. Therefore, this remake will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation, even if you’re just in your living room.

Additionally, it’s a celebration of life and a tribute to a legendary singer. At the same time, it’s also a reminder that sometimes all you need is a little bit of joy.

So, add a whole lot of rhythm to make your day a little brighter. This release deserves a perfect 100/100.



By Erick Ycaza

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.