The tenth album recorded by Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound represented the coming of age and the high point in the career of this brilliant Puerto Rican musician with his orchestra. La Hora Faniática talks about the separations, memories and social commitments that gave rise to the songs on this album.
La Hora Faniática invites their listeners to get closer to the history of Fania as it never has been done before. A comprehensive tour through the albums, celebrities, anecdotes, secrets, milestones and flake outs of a label that left its mark on all Latin urban music ever since.
Host: José Arteaga
Lenght: 1 hour
“El Progreso” is still a must-have, due to the song Roena dedicated to his mentor Rafael Cortijo –“Viva Cortijo” .
Another unique aspect of “El Progreso” is the influence of the socio-urban salsa that reached its height in 1978 with the release of Willie Colón and Rubén Blades’ classic album Siembra. In this sense, Tite Curet Alonso’s “Lamento De Concepción” places the Apollo Sound on another level, with lyrics about the poverty of laborers in great urban center.
Click on the album cover to learn more about this release. Available in CD and Digital at fania.com.
Here you can listen to La Hora Faniatica "El Progreso".
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