Haviah Mighty + Latin Grammy-winning Mala Rodríguez turn up the heat on “Flamenco”

August 14 2021
Photo by Yung Yemi
Haviah Mighty today shares her latest single, “Flamenco,” from her highly anticipated Stock Exchange mixtape due out later this fall. The sensual, upbeat track embodies the striking energy of its namesake art form and also features multiple Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, Mala Rodríguez.

Listen to “Flamenco feat. Mala Rodríguez” and watch the BlackPowerBarbie-created visualizer HERE.

Fresh off a 2021 Prism Prize win for her powerful video for “Thirteen” illustrating the painful journey of Black people in North America, Haviah Mighty and Mala Rodríguez have partnered with producer Taabu who is also known for his previous work on Haviah’s reggae & dancehall-inspired standout, “Wishy Washy.” Says Haviah,“With this one, I wanted to try something different! Inspired by the cultural influences behind flamenco, this song allowed me to be a guest in a new genre. Mala Rodríguez really brought this record home – her verse added authenticity, sensuality and pizzazz. She has a great voice and message, and with her Spanish roots, I felt that she spoke to the energy of the song more directly than I ever could. It’s a feel-good song, with the intention of resonating on a dance floor, with the bass pulsing as heavily as the sweat on one’s brow as they hit their moves. This song is quite literally a vibe!”

Mala Rodríguez has held a prolific career for over two decades, collaborating with the likes of Big Freedia, Stylo G, and Juan Magán to being featured on President Barack Obama’s Summer Spotify Playlist with her song, “Yo Marco El Minuto,” and named as one of NPR’s ‘200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women.’

Haviah Mighty’s forthcoming Stock Exchange mixtape is the first full-length follow-up since her critically acclaimed, Polaris Prize-winning album, 13th Floor. Over the last year, singles from the mixtape have been building momentum, garnering praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Fader, Complex, The Source, HotNewHipHop, Clash, triple j, Consequence, and more. Stock Exchange includes collaborations from artists all over the world including her recent powerful statement with the UK’s Yizzy (“Protest”), collaborations with US rappers Jalen Santoy (“Way Too Fast”), Old Man Saxon (“Antisocial”), fellow Toronto artists TOBi (“Good On My Own Tonight”), Grandtheft (“Avocado”), and now Barcelona’s Rodríguez (“Flamenco”), with more to be announced soon. The mixtape’s title refers to a reckoning Haviah had while reflecting on how artists are now forced more & more to validate their value based on data (followers, streams, subscribers) and with that shift, the feeling we are losing a part of the authentic human-to-human experience of music.

Last month, Haviah (finally!) made her return to the road and stage, rocking national festival stages across Ontario and Quebec. She’s set to keep the performances coming with shows lined up with Arkells, Shad, Skratch Bastid as well as confirmed sets at Riverfest Elora’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ festival, Westward Music Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia ahead of her UK debut at FOCUS Wales — all upcoming tour dates below.
Aug 13, 2021 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage w/ Arkells (Tickets)
Aug 14, 2021 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage w/ Arkells (Tickets)
Aug 15, 2021 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage w/ Arkells (Tickets)
Aug 20, 2021 – Elora, ON – Riverfest Elora’s Wish You Were Here – Elora Centre for the Arts (Tickets)
Aug 27, 2021 – Toronto, ON – Skratch Bastid & Friends – CityView Drive-In (Tickets)
Sept 12, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Westward Music Festival – The Imperial (Tickets)
Oct 8, 2021 – Wrexham, Wales – FOCUS Wales 2021 – Tŷ Pawb (Tickets

“Flamenco feat. Mala Rodríguez” by Haviah Mighty is out now, buy/stream it here.
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About Haviah Mighty:
Haviah Mighty became the first Hip-Hop artist, as well as the first Black woman, to win the Polaris Music Prize for her breakthrough 2019 album, 13th Floor. The project and the hard-hitting singles that followed highlight her vast sonic influences ranging from classic Rap/Hip-Hop elements to Caribbean rhythms, frenetic electro and diverse instrumentation, while tackling marginalization, racism, the Atlantic slave trade, loneliness, self-worth, and more. Stay tuned for more Haviah music and Stock Exchange news coming soon.