MUSIC: Louie Vega Joins Salsa Legend and FANIA All Star Roberto Roena at SummerStage


This year, SummerStage and FANIA Records are proudly signaling the 50th anniversary of the iconic New York label that launched so many illustrious careers and provided an unforgettable soundtrack for generations of music lovers. Among those are salsa legend Roberto Roena and DJ/producer Louie Vega (MAW, Elements of Life), who are headlining Saturday’s Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield (June 14). If that isn’t enough, get ready to move to the grooves of La Mecánica Popular, considered “one of the most exciting bands in the new wave of future-rooted Latin American music.”


Are you into Mambo, Boogaloo, Latin jazz, salsa, disco, House music? Since its start in 1964, FANIA has showcased a broad spectrum of musical styles and artists who embraced their cultural heritage and celebrated their unique experiences. Paying homage with a multidisciplinary selection, SummerStage aims to “highlight and reflect on FANIA, with a series of events that showcase both the past and present across New York’s five boroughs where this movement was born.”


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