This week for Happy Hour, I’m busting out the massive 2016 hit that put an 11-year-old Costa Rican girl in the international spotlight.
The music video for “Soy Yo” (“I’m Me”), from Colombian band Bomba Estéreo, featured the irrepressible Sarai González, who pretty much broke the internet that year. She lives in New Jersey (or did, at the time the song came out), but her father is from Costa Rica.
If you haven’t listened in awhile, crank it up and have yourself a little Friday dance. Sarai, whatever you’re up to now, I hope you’re still just as happy and full of killer moves.
Have a great weekend.
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