Album: Miss Little Havana (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan's eleventh studio album, Miss Little Havana, was produced by Pharrell Williams and the singer's longtime collaborator and husband, Emilio Estefan Jr. The song was released on July 24, 2011 and was Gloria's first commercial release to the English-market since "I Wish You" back in 2003.
  • Estefan explained the song's meaning to Billboard magazine: "It's about how the working man and anybody have a great time with music and dance… I wanted to give it a very carnival, festival feeling, the type you hear in street parties in Brazil and Cuba, that people would go down the streets dancing to, just a crazy Caribbean feel to it."
  • According to Estefan, "Wepa" is an expression like "wow" or "hey," which is used mostly by Puerto Ricans and Colombians.
  • A second version was recorded by Gloria for the deluxe edition of Miss Little Havana with rapper Pitbull. The two Cuban-Americans previously worked together on a remix of Estefan's 2007 Spanish language single "No Llores."

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