Armada Fania: BOOGALOO......, Spanglish Fly
The Fuego Quintet
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
The Fuego Quintet
An alum of Berklee College of Music, Freddy currently freelances with numerous bands and ensembles around New York City and Boston, while running his own band as Freddy Fuego.
He has shared the stage with artists such as Brian McKnight, Buju Banton, Groundation, Collie Buddz, Pato Banton, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Dead Prez, Keith Murray, CL Smooth, Pete Rock, De La Soul, Styles P, Blitz the Ambassador, Cody Chestnut, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Palmer, Sam Barsh, Maurice Brown, Grace Kelly and Bobby Sanabria.
Freddy is currently finishing production on his first album, "The New York Chapter," soon to be available online thru iTunes and Amazon.