Historic Photo of the Day: the Fania All Stars

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The Fania All Stars were formed as a fusion of the best bandleaders and singers from seven salsa orchestras, complemented by veteran musicians from the New York scene.

From 1968 till the late 1980’s, the Fania record label produced the most popular salsa music in the world.

Following sell-out concerts in Puerto Rico, Chicago and Panama, the All-Stars made their first appearance before more than 50,000 spectators at New York’s Yankee Stadium on August 24, 1973.

Live at Yankee Stadium was included in the second set of 50 recordings in the List of recordings preserved in the United States National Recording Registry, solidifying the Fania All-Stars as “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” to the cultural history of the United States.

The Fania artists included Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, Eddie Montalvo, Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Miranda, and Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez.

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4 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: the Fania All Stars

  1. They also appeared in Africa during the days of apartied in the mid 70s Ali Forman fight during a time when no American artists would.

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  2. No nadie quien pueda tocar a los Fania All Stars. La musica de Salsa mas oida,
    todavia tengo discos.

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