Ay Curura

Colombian DJ, producer, and sound engineer Will Villa has released the single and music video for “Ay Curura”, his remake of the classic Colombian folk song “Curura” composed by Toño Fernandez.

The single, to be featured on his upcoming debut Album, includes the legendary, Latin Grammy-lifetime achievement recipient Totó la Momposina on vocals plus her backing band.

Will Villa ft. Totó La Momposina - Ay Curura (Official Video)


The song was originally recorded in 1993 by Totó la Momposina and was featured on her 1993 breakthrough album La Candela Viva, which was released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label.

Recorded at Audiovisión Studios in Bogota, Colombia with Totó la Momposina and her band plus veteran engineer Mauricio Cano and mixed by Ken Lewis in New York City (Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Alicia Keys), Villa’s “Ay Curura” mixes traditional Afro-Colombian influences with electronic dance music to create a new tropical bass interpretation of a classic that is both refreshing and authentic.

The single also showcases Totó building upon her Latin Grammy-winning performances with Calle 13 with deeper experimentation into electronic and hip-hop influences. Its music video, produced by Guillaume Guimaraes, depicts a group of young friends seductively dancing in tropical and urban locations throughout the port town of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

“[Ay Curura] has been covered, remixed, and sampled by many people already. I just wanted to go a step further and pay tribute to the woman who created it in the first place,” notes Will. “To me, it’s a dream come true.”

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