Thursday, September 6, 2018


Founded by Dominican-born Johnny Pacheco and Italian-American Jerry Masucci in 1964, Fania Records took its name from a song by Cuban singer Reinaldo Bolaño and made international legends of a mostly pan-Latin roster including Puerto Ricans Cheo Feliciano, Héctor Lavoe, Adalberto Santiago, and Bobby Valentín; Panamanian Rubén Blades; Cuban Celia Cruz; and New Yorkers Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, and Larry Harlow (Lawrence Ira Kahn).

This special show features bomba, boogaloo, latin jazz and rock, plena, salsa, son, soul, and more from Fania CDs plucked from the shelves of Spanish Harlem's Casa Latina Music and El Barro Music Center; Bronx's Casa Amadeo; Brooklyn's San German Records; and the legendary Record Mart in the Times Square / 42nd Street subway station.

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