Fania became known as the Motown of Salsa for its work in popularizing Cuban dance music worldwide in the 1970s.
Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, Ricardo Ray, and Bobby Cruz all released some of their best work on Vaya Records, one of Fania Records' most important sub-labels.
Released in 1970, ‘Barretto Power’ is a masterpiece that seamlessly blends progressive and traditional Latin music.
One of Latin Music's earliest imprints in the US, Tico was an early home to Tito Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Machito, La Lupe, and Celia Cruz.
'Barretto Power' began a succession of his genre-straddling, Afro-Caribbean masterworks of the first half of the 1970s.
The trailblazing imprint was among the first to light a path for salsa and the wider Spanish language recording industry.
The launching pad for luminaries such as Tommy Olivencia, Willie Rosario, and La Sonora Ponceña, Inca Records brought a distinctly Puerto Rican sound to salsa.