Andrekza has shared another single off her upcoming Cassette – Lado B EP with the release of “Sangre Poderosa,” a spastic mix of Afro-beats and Latin trap that sees the Venezuelan artist team up with Rubén Coello and Epikh Pro. Written as a rallying cry for Latina empowerment, Andrekza pays homage to her Afro-indigenous ancestors while also uplifting herself and other Latin people. Between its oscillating percussion and Andrekza’s sharp verses, “Sangre Poderosa” is a bombardment of danceable hooks.
Shot inside a textile factory in Los Angeles, the music video directed by Sebas Coto took inspiration from the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York, a tragedy that led to the death of many young immigrant women. Andrekza is joined inside the factory by a cast of Latinas from across Latin America — songwriters, cooks, art directors, marketing experts, and influencers. The parallel between the immigrants of today and yesterday is hard to miss, especially when it’s the Venezuelan born and raised Andrekza — currently, an immigrant living in the U.S. — leading the charge.
“I feel an obligation to represent and raise my voice for my people so that we’re all aware of what’s happening,” Andrekza said of the song and video. “To exhibit our language, our beauty, our virtues, our powerful blood, and hold our faces up high.”