The uptempo track was first released in 1985 and features vocals by Cuban singer Gloria Estefan. The song was inspired by the rhythm of the Afro-Cuban conga line dance and its fast-paced percussion and beats. The blend of Cuban conga drumming with infectious lyrics made the track an instant hit and created a dance craze around the world—before “viral” was “viral.”
In 2021, Boi-1da lends his signature production to update the track. American-born Dominican singer Leslie Grace effortlessly fuses English and Spanish with a seductively smooth flair, referencing the original mojito founded in 1862, when Bacardi rum was born.
If you want to learn more about “Conga,” check out the music video.