Fania All Stars

Tico was the most prestigious Latin music label in New York in the 1950s, but smaller labels were sometimes quicker to innovate. Alegre Records in the South Bronx, for example, signed young musicians from the neighborhood. In 1964 renowned bandleader Johnny Pacheco left Alegre and founded the Fania label with businessman Jerry Masucci. With Fania, Pacheco and Masucci launched the salsa music revolution and defined the sound and culture associated with the popular genre