DescriptionPerformed By: Nkosinathi Maphumulo and J.W Mthethwa
Remixed Produced & Arranged by: Louie Vega
Music By: Nkosinathi Maphumulo & H.Masekela
Composer(s) : NI Maphumulo and H.Masekela
Lyrics by : H.Masekela and NI Maphumulo
Published By: Soulistic Music and Ende Ende Music Publishing
Produced By: Nkosinathi Maphumulo, courtesy of Soulistic Music
Under exclusive license to Vega Records.
BLACK COFFEE FEATURING HUGH MASEKELA "WE ARE ONE"
WITH GUESTS: LOUIE VEGA & THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE, ANANE, JOSH MILAN, LUISITO QUINTERO, BODDHI SATVA
PUBLISHED BY: Soulistic Music and Ende Ende Music Publishing
REMIX PRODUCED & ARRANGED BY LOUIE VEGA
BACKGROUND VOCALS: JOSH MILAN & ANANE
BACKGROUND ARRANGEMENTS IN VAMP: JOSH MILAN
CHILDREN SPOKEN WORD AND BACKGROUNDS: NICO VEGA, ANSELM BESIGYE , ADAM ALMENAS
CHILDREN'S LYRICS BY: NICO VEGA,ANSELM BESIGYE, ADAM ALMENAS
KEYBOARDS: JUNITO DAVILA, LOUIE VEGA
DRUM PROGRAMMING: BODDHI SATVA
ELECTRIC BASS: GENE PEREZ
PERCUSSION: LUISITO QUINTERO
LIVE HORNS: JOHN SCARPULLA (TENOR SAX), DON HARRIS (TRUMPET), OZZIE MELENDEZ (TROMBONE)
MIX AND RECORDING ENGINEER: YAS INOUE
RECORDED AND MIXED AT DADDY'S WORKSHOP, NJ
MASTERED BY: HERB POWERS FOR PM ENTERTAINMENT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LOUIE VEGA
WE ARE ONE (Culoe De Song's Elevation Mix)
REMIX VOCALS: Hugh Masekela, N. I. Maphumulo
REMIX PRODUCED BY: C. Zulu
REMIX HORNS: Hugh Masekela
Vega Records has come together with the great artists of our time and the world to bring an epic musical experience to all with "We Are One". We have combined the shining stars of the various continents including Africa, North America and South America to express and share the message of "We Are One". The message is clear and beautiful, it is the message of unity through love and understanding for all with acceptance of each other as a whole.
Hugh Masekela of Witbank, South Africa, as the lead vocalist and trumpeter for "We Are One" understands the message completely, he is a man born to create beautiful music. Having falling in love with the sound of the trumpet in his teenage years, by 16 he had formed the first youth band in S.Africa in the early 1940's. There have been many firsts since then and Masekela has been a part of great change and movement in S.Africa and around the world. Having met, been inspired and working with various artists like The Byrds, Bob Marley, Letta Mbulu, Monk Montgomery, Dudu Pukwana, Fela Kuti, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Miriam Makeba, we are very honored to have Hugh Masekela join us in creating "WE ARE ONE".
The award winning DJ/Producer Black Coffee out of South Africa who has been experiencing great international success with "Kwanele", "Turn Me On", and "Superman" also lent his musical talents to the creation of "We Are One", working closely with Louie Vega and the various artists involved to create a sound and a message that speaks volumes to the masses.
Anane Vega coupled with Josh Milan take the thought inspiring lyrics of J.W Mthethwa and breath life into them, creating a rhythmic and melodic sound that will elevate the spirit and energy for all to rejoice within the music and on the dance floor. Anane brings her Cape Verdian roots and all her recent international success with "Ananesworld" to the spirit of "We Are One". Working together with Josh Milan who is the voice of an entire house music generation with hits like "Elements of Life" and "How Deep is Your Love", Anane and Josh are the perfect vocal combination to share the message of "We Are One". To complete the sound and message we brought the purest form of light we know, the voices of our children to share awareness and hope. Nico, Adam, and Anselm with there simple and poignant unscripted words express what they feel the world needs to improve on for them to have a brighter future and we agree full heartedly.
"We Are One" is music created by combining truly innovative artists and there sounds of many different elements for a distinct and purely joyous unified experience. Hugh Masekela and Luisito Quintero w/ the Elements of Life band under Louie Vega's gaze fuse two individual sounds into one powerful, awe inspiring multi-faceted body of work. "We Are One" is truth through music created by many to form one, with a beautiful sound and message we hope will appeal to everyone on all the multiple levels within the sole of each of us so please enjoy and remember, we TRULY are one.