PPWSL End of Season Extravaganza: The White Party

PPWSL End of Season Extravaganza: The White Party

Fogo Azul, Spanglish Fly, Genie Adagio, Dakota Mayhem, DJ Keys

Fri, August 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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PPWSL End of Season Extravaganza: The White Party
PPWSL End of Season Extravaganza: The White Party
Spanglish Fly
Spanglish Fly
SPANGLISH FLY is part band, part celebration: 11 musicians igniting a party that quickly spreads to the audience, a fever of musical joy that infects everyone in reach.

SPANGLISH FLY is "single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC" (NBC New York), the mix of Latin and soul/R&B music that emerged from the clubs, the street corners, the transistor radios and the pool halls of 1960s Spanish Harlem, a/k/a "El Barrio"–an irresistible hybrid that blends traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, the feeling, and the harmonics of 60s-era soul. Spanglish Fly "roars through covers, originals, and transformations of previously untouched soul hits" (Village Voice), paying homage to the boogaloo genre while refreshing it for a new generation, adding a contemporary perspective to the music while maintaining its timeless groove.

SPANGLISH FLY originated in 2009 when DJ Jonny Semi-Colón (Jonathan Goldman) started noticing that amid his sets of old-school funk and soul vinyl, what really shook the dance floor was Latin boogaloo, the late-60s records of Joe Cuba, Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, erc. Jonathan made it his mission to bring this music live to NYC audiences. Raiding the ranks of groups such as Bio Ritmo, Grupo Latin Vibe and the Hungry March Band, he recruited a crew of percussionists steeped in traditional Latin rhythms, a horn section of young veterans from the NYC soul, jazz and brass scene, accomplished bass and piano players whose resumes are full of names of Latin giants, and hired bilingual vocalists to emphasize the band's soulful mashup of Latin and funky r & b.

SPANGLISH FLY soon began playing shows around New York, eventually dazzling audiences at renown NYC venues such as SOB's, Le Poisson Rouge, Drom, Sullivan Hall, Brooklyn Bowl and Fonda Boricua Lounge. They have toured the northeast, bringing the party to Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, South Carolina,, Washington, DC and many points in between. They have opened for Johnny Colón, played the afterparty for Sraon Jones and Antibalas, and jammed with boogaloo legends for the documentary We Like It Like That,

SPANGLISH FLY's multicultural cast has origins in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Canada, and Upper Manhattan. They come together in New York City to play quintessential music of the urban USA.

SPANGLISH FLY FANS, whether they've been listening to boogaloo since back in the day or just since yesterday, shake their thing to the band's stirring melodies, danceable grooves and instant crowd engagement. "Todos bailan y cantan, el ambiente es pura fiesta" (El Diario); they go wild dancing the boogaloo or simply freestlying it at Spanglish Fly's one-of-a-kind Latin Soul parties.

"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 bugalu. . . 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

"One part Latin rhythm and one part soul, the musical movement known as boogaloo first emerged right here in New York City back in the '60s. Spanglish Fly is reigniting the boogaloo sound decades later." – WPRI's "The World"

"Spanglish Fly are single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC." – NBC New York

"Todos bailan y cantan, el ambiente es pura fiesta. 'Está tocando la banda Spanglish Fly y es Bugalú. . .'" – El Diario