Episode 57: FANIA

On this week’s episode it’s all about FANIA! We’re taking a deep dive into the history of salsa by exploring some of the incredible folks who were involved in FANIA and FANIA All Stars. Latinx music today would not be the same without the innovation and expertise of these incredible musicians. Listen in to learn more about how New York City made this collaboration possible and to enjoy some amazing salsa classics from the 70s and 80s.

Featuring music by Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Rubén Blades, Hector Lavoe, Cheo Feliciano and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez.

Things we mentioned on the episode:

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Pedro Navaja – Rubén Blades 

Che Che Cole – Hector Lavoe y Willie Colon

Apaga La Lu – Celia Cruz y Willie Colon 

El Raton – Cheo Feliciano

Sonero – Johnny Pacheco y Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez


One thought on “Episode 57: FANIA

  1. S. Cantú says:

    Just listened to episode 57 & I know I’m wayyyy behind pero I noticed a little fact you may have misspoken about. Even tho it’s not many more women, they actually did sign on La Lupe from Cuba. You may have already gotten fact checked, but I thought maybe you’d care to know. Just in case you you didn’t. I happened to be in some heavy Cuban revolution research due to the celia biopic series 😐


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