Armada Fania: BOOGALOO......, Spanglish Fly
Foxy, Dj Bongohead
62 Ave C.
Between 4th and 5th Streets
New York, NY, 10009
This event is 21 and over
SPANGLISH FLY is New York City's only band dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú or boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, the transistor radios, the pool halls and the clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Featuring 11 members with origins in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the UK., Canada, "Loisaida" and Upper Manhattan, Spanglish Fly comes together to play the mixture of soul, r&b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio. The band's live shows are explosive Latin Soul parties with packed dance floors.
"Spanglish Fly are single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC. . . . Go soak up a full measure of their brass-heavy Latin funk, pretty much guaranteed to juice your workweek. " — Elizabeth Bougerol, NBC New York
"What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha, Spanglish Fly is doing for bugaú. . . . It's about time somebody brought this stuff back and it's a good thing it's this band because they have authentic sabor" — Lucid Culture
After an 18-year career in Spain and Europe, DJ TURMIX packed up his records from Barcelona and hit the NYC scene. A few years later he has already played with well-known local DJs at some of citys hippest nightspots. Officially Sponsored by FANIA RECORDS, he is a vinyl collector and specialist in Boogaloo & Latin Soul from the 60s.
DJ Turmix, has helped reinvigorate the NYC Latin Boogaloo scene with his extraordinary latin boogaloo sets all over NYC. He started the monthly BOOGALOO! Party at the East Village club Nublu in January 2011, a celebratory night dedicated to the 60's Nuyorican musical style, with vinyl-only DJ sets and live performances by one of NY's leading latin boogaloo/funk bands, Spanglish Fly.