Just a few months after recording the international hit, "Barack Obama", Jamaican roots reggae star Cocoa Tea is in the spotlight again with his follow up single, "Yes We Can". "Barack Obama", which has been circulating for months on the radio, among reggae fans young and old as well as casual music fans around the globe, is praised for its participatory message and catchy melody.
"Yes We Can" is Cocoa Tea's response to "Barack Obama". A rootsy, non-partisan appeal for all classes, colors, races and creeds to come together, "Yes We Can" is a roadmap for people to unite across party lines, racial divide and international boundaries, despite personal differences.
Cocoa Tea sings, "Yes we can/Don't let them tell us that we can't... Democrats and Republicans, let me hear you say yes we can, yes we can..."
Cocoa Tea says "Barack Obama" and "Yes We Can" are significant in part because they reflect a remarkable mix of popular culture and international citizenship.
The song "Barack Obama" has struck a chord around the world and created a new generation of Cocoa Tea admirers while television appearances on CNN and FOX News as well as interviews with the BBC, the New York Times and New York Post have cemented Cocoa Tea's place in international popular culture.
Both "Yes We Can" and "Barak Obama" will be featured on the upcoming Cocoa Tea album release from Zojak World Wide, scheduled for release on November 4, 2008, the same day as the US presidential election.