FULASO. Funky. Latin. Soul. Coming from and inspired by the five boroughs of New York City, Fulaso is an 11-piece party band spanning the genres of Funk, Boogaloo, and Soul with a Latin edge. This bi-lingual and multi-cultural collaboration, led by the sensational Erica Ramos, brings exceptional energy, love and soul to every performance. For those who love to groove, dance, and boogaloo… “Cuidao! Fulaso viene guarachando!”
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by Jonathan Goldman – The rise of a salsa empire and the decline of boogaloo.
Fania Records, the legendary Latin music label, has been celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a series of events in New York and Los Angeles, its opening salvo a Central Park show last June spotlighting salsero Roberto Roena. It felt, indeed, like a party. Hundreds of dancers flooded the area in front of the stage. Those present merely to spectate were forced backward. Scattered around the perimeter were those less enthused: numerous youths lolled against concession tents and information booths, occupied with handheld devices, presumably corralled into coming by parents either filled with missionary zeal or simply unable to get a babysitter. The sharp contours of the audience underscored the relationship between the label’s haloed status and the historical circumstances that enabled its ascent.