Ismael Rivera, the Sonero Mayor and favorite son of Puerto Rico now has his place in the Fania Anthology series. With repertoire from the days of Cortijo y Su Combo and his solo efforts, this collection of Ismael Rivera’s signature songs is a tribute to one of Latin music’s greatest performers....MORE >
Ray Barretto, the iconic conguero and Latin Jazz pioneer now has his place in the Fania Anthology series. With repertoire from the various genres and eras , this collection of Ray’s signature songs is a tribute to one of Latin music’s greatest performers.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 29, 1929 (died Feb. 17, 2006, Hackensack, NJ), Ray Barretto was the quintessential Nuyorican, a person born and raised of Puerto Rican parentage in New York City....MORE >
Condensed together in one single disc, the greatest hits by the legendary orchestra known as the Fania All Stars paint a vivid picture - in bold, stark colors - of the salsa explosion that shook Latin music during the '70s and '80s.
In pure musical terms, salsa would never have conquered the world without the extraordinary contribution of Bobby Valentín, the virtuoso bassist, composer, arranger and bandleader born in the mountains of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, on June 9, 1941.
The title of this definitive compilation of Héctor Lavoe highlights is somewhat misleading. The 14 tracks on this disc are, indeed, Héctor's biggest hits. But they are also his most successful tracks from a purely artistic point of view....MORE >
The 70s salsa explosion is filled with so many larger-than-life characters - Héctor Lavoe, La Lupe, 'Maelo' Rivera - that there is a tendency to forget those superlative singers who stayed away from excess and focused instead on creating a consistent body of work....MORE >
Ismael Rivera, El Sonero Mayor, a Puerto Rican salsa pioneer, vocal innovator and master of poly-rhythm, beloved by fans and admired by peers. In Panama, there’s a virtual cult surrounding Rivera, a devotee of that country’s Cristo Negro de Portobelo....MORE >