The gold standard in Latin Music, the best Fania songs truly merged cultures, ranging from salsa to disco, and all points between.
Fania became known as the Motown of Salsa for its work in popularizing Cuban dance music worldwide in the 1970s.
A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.
Incomparable, charismatic, and glamorous, the Cuban-born artist was a larger-than-life figure who was so much more than a mere singer.
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.
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.
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.