Island-Pop star Conkarah is quickly proving a worldwide summer sensation with his breakthrough hit single, “Banana (feat. Shaggy) [DJ Fle – Minisiren Remix],” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. A playful take on the traditional Jamaican folk song, “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” the track – featuring Conkarah’s fellow Jamaican, 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shaggy – is joined by a brand new companion video, filmed earlier this month in Kingston, Jamaica by director Jay Will (Major Lazer, Third World) and streaming now via YouTube.
“It brings joy to my soul when I can share impactful rhythmic sounds that can alleviate some chaos in the world right now,” says Conkarah. “This is why I live for music. It changes and evolves us no matter how trying the circumstances are.”
“I make songs to put smiles on people’s faces and to make people happy,” adds Shaggy.
Last Friday, Conkarah joined Shaggy for a red-hot live performance of “Banana” on ABC’s Good Morning America, streaming now.
WATCH “BANANA (FEAT. SHAGGY)” LIVE ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
This coming Friday sees the release of a spectacular new remix EP, featuring inventive flips of “Banana” by an array of international superstar DJs including Dave Audé, Dinaire+Bissen, Faustix, Lady Bee, James Anthony, and New Zealand’s DJ FLe, the latter of which has already proven equally popular to the original version.
Watch the new music video below!