Log in to follow creators, like videos, and view comments.


Create effects

See more
2023 TikTok




Bringing you the best of salsa since 1964 馃幎


Salsa Around the World

11 posts

Our Latin Thing (Film)

12 posts


Fania honors one of salsa鈥檚 most iconic duos, Willie Col贸n and H茅ctor Lavoe, with a reissue of their final album together, 1983鈥檚 Vigilante. The best-selling album, which served as the soundtrack to the 1982 film of the same name (starring Col贸n in his Hollywood debut) also marked a long-awaited reunion for the two icons. Celebrating Vigilante鈥檚 40th anniversary, this special release features (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Rounding out the package is a vintage-style tip-on jacket, replicating the album鈥檚 eye-catching original artwork. In stores now, Vigilante will also make its debut on 192/24 hi-res digital audio. In addition, a Clear Smoke color vinyl exclusive with exciting bundle options that include a limited-edition Vigilante T-shirt featuring the iconic album cover art is being offered at Fania.com.

#williecol贸n #h茅ctorlavoe #vigilante #faniarecords #fania
Today we honor and celebrate Tito Puente鈥檚 Centennial. 馃憫

Tito Puente, musician, composer, director and arranger, was known around the world as 鈥淭he Timbal King,鈥 but he was also skilled at the vibraphone, bateria, congas, bongos, claves, piano, saxophone, and clarinet. Attempting to tell his story requires going back to the very beginning of every musical movement he participated in over the course of his long and successful career. He was a great among greats. He gained his experience among the consecrated artists who would write the history of contemporary music.

Tito was born in New York City in 1923 and is of Puerto Rican descent. He lived in Spanish Harlem during most of his childhood where he began taking percussion lessons at the age of 10. At 19, he was drafted into the Navy, where he served for three years during World War II. Tito returned to New York to study at the Julliard School of Music where he earned a degree in Conducting, Orchestration and Theory. By the late 1940s, Puente was running his own band, and was featured as a soloist in his orchestra, and in the early 1950s Tito helped bring Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds like mambo, cha-cha-ch谩, and son to mainstream audiences, giving rise to the golden age of mambo. His first albums like Puente in Percussion and Cha Cha Cha鈥檚 For Lovers were released on Tico Records based in New York, and by 1958 he released a best-selling album, Dance Mania (RCA). His song 鈥淥ye Como Va,鈥 released in 1960 was made a mega-hit by Carlos Santana in the 1970s and was included in the National Public Radio鈥檚 100 Most Important Musical Works of the 20th Century. Other major hits by Puente include 鈥淧ara Los Rumberos,鈥 鈥淩an Kan Kan.鈥 Puente received the highest awards, distinctions, and praise for his more than 100 albums, 400 compositions, and countless arrangements for diverse artists and musical genres. Among those was the coveted Grammy庐, which he won five times. In 2003 Tito Puente, also known as 鈥淭he King of Latin Jazz,鈥 鈥淭he King of Latin Music,鈥 鈥淭he King of the Mambo,鈥 and 鈥淭he Musical Pope鈥 was posthumously awarded the Grammy庐 Lifetime Achievement Award.

#titopuente #mamboking #titopuentecentennial
Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth by spotlighting one of Fania's Epic Tracks, Las Caras Lindas by Ismael Rivera y Sus Cachimbos. Have you heard it? 馃幎
Get TikTok App