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Newcomer Akasa Singh Collaborates with Ricky Martin

The Mumbai-based singer contributes to a new version of the Latin pop superstar’s 2016 hit single “Vente Pa’ Ca”

Riddhi Chakraborty Feb 21, 2017
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The artwork for Ricky Martin's “Vente Pa’ Ca" featuring Akasa Singh.

The artwork for Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Akasa Singh.

As Indian artists venture further into the world of international collaborations, Mumbai-based vocalist Akasa Singh is the latest to join the club. In an initiative by Sony Music U.S.A and Sony Music India’s A&R teams, Singh features on a new version of Latin pop icon Ricky Martin’s hit track “Vente Pa’ Ca.”

“Ricky Martin is a legend and working with him was a dream,” says Singh who has previously featured on online platform Being Indian’s viral tracks “Judaai” and “Jugni Ji.” “When I heard the song for the first time, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.” The track has a strong core of reggaeton and infuses Martin’s signature dance pop vibe with Singh’s powerful Hindi vocals. “The hook stays with you long after you are done listening and that’s what I love about the song,” Singh adds.

“Vente Pa’ Ca,” which translates to “Come Here,” was originally released on September 23rd 2016 in Spanish with Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma on guest vocals. The song has since gone on to become a global collaborative project; several different English versions exist, featuring artists from various countries. Some of the artists featured include Australian pop singer Delta Goodrem, K-pop South Korean singer Wendy and Taiwanese pop singer A-Lin.

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Listen to Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Akasa Singh below:

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