Thursday August 5 2010, 09:15:06 PM | Posted by FaniaDigital
This was a suite that aimed to trace the history of Afro-Caribbean music, from the times of colonialism to its urban transformation in the 20th century. La Hora Faniática tells how the idea came about, how it was recorded, who took part and what happened to them afterwards.
Also, on August 14 there will be a remarkable full-length concert performance of the complete work (This is a FREE concert). Conducted by Harlow with a 40-piece orchestra and chorus, Rubén Blades reprising his historic role, and Cuban singer Adonis Puentes. It may be the high point of a highly musical summer at this year's free Lincoln Center Outdoors festival. That day Harlow will also have an in-store appearance from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Borders store in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.
Wednesday July 14 2010, 07:50:17 AM | Posted by FaniaDigital
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.
“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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