A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.
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.
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.
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.
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
The gold standard in Latin Music, the best Fania songs truly merged cultures, ranging from salsa to disco, and all points between.
Released in 1970, ‘Barretto Power’ is a masterpiece that seamlessly blends progressive and traditional Latin music.
'Barretto Power' began a succession of his genre-straddling, Afro-Caribbean masterworks of the first half of the 1970s.
Craft Recordings’ Craft Latino imprint has released ‘Fania Goes Psychedelic’, a 15-song compilation featuring Latin soul and experimental gems from the legendary Fania catalogue.