A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.
Award-winning Latin music writer Judy Cantor-Navas reveals how ‘The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions’ escaped the regime to travel the world.
Incomparable, charismatic, and glamorous, the Cuban-born artist was a larger-than-life figure who was so much more than a mere singer.
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.
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.
For five years, the Mexican co-ed sextet was one of the biggest groups in the world. These are just a few of their best.
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.
Thanks to discerning crate-diggers with a taste for Latin music, from salsa to bogaloo, the best Fania samples became essential building blocks for hip-hop.
Hits like ‘Despacito’ wouldn’t have happened without Enrique Iglesias. The King Of Latin Pop has demolished barriers to make pop a more fluid place.