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Fania Records at 50

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New York City is home to the earthshaking Latin dance music known as salsa. From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, Fania Records released many of the landmark albums of the era, creating a salsa boom that reverberated around the world. In 2014, Fania celebrated 50 years in the business; and to celebrate, we dug into the label’s history. We’ll hear from some of the principal players, including Aurora FloresNicky Marrero and Larry “El Judeo Maravilloso” Harlow, and tell a few Afropop-centric stories along the way. Produced by Morgan Greenstreet.

After listening: Here’s a deeper look at some of the legendary Fania artists featured on the program.