Award winning reggae singer Richie Stephens has just wrapped production of a new music video for his single ‘Knock Knock Knock’ in Sao Luis, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao.
The success of the song in Brazil inspired the singer to shoot the video with a local production crew. The video is currently being edited and will be available soon.
Prior to embarking on a mini tour of Brazil, Stephens got word that ‘Knock Knock Knock’ was a massive hit there. But as the old Chinese proverb says ‘Hearing a hundred times is not as good as seeing once’ and the proof was revealed when he arrived in Sao Luis for the first time on August 6th.
On his arrival in Brazil, he was whisked off to Rádio Mirante, FM 96.1 in Sao Luis to do an interview with radio jock Waldiney who was the first to play the song on the radio.
While in Brazil, Stephens headlined four shows – two in Sao Luis and two in Belem, the capital and largest city of the state of Para.
Asked about the success of ‘Knock Knock Knock’ in Brazil, when it is hardly played in Jamaica, Stephen explained, “For what I have observed, reggae music from the 70’s is what they love here in Brazil. They are into singers like Gregory Issacs, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff and Dennis Brown. ‘Knock Knock Knock’ has a taste of that smooth 70’s sound. In fact it was recorded on that 70’s rhythm that Horace Andy recorded ‘Love Of A Woman’ which is popular here. It may creep up on Jamaica like what OMI did with ‘Cheerleader'” he said.