Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Media" @ 02:00 PM
"Today Zune, Microsoft Corp.'s end-to-end music and entertainment service, announced jointly with Fania Records the availability of a custom collection of Fania albums consisting of never-before-digitally-released productions. For the first time, the Fania collection will be digitally remastered and available exclusively on Zune Marketplace. The collection will include legendary artists such as the Fania All-Stars, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe, Celia Cruz, Ricardo Ray and Bobby Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby Valentin, and many more. During the 1960s and 1970s Fania Records produced the best in salsa and Latin jazz and has been credited with starting the New York salsa movement. Fania and its roster of stars have introduced Latin music to the world, and Zune will now make this music available digitally for a new generation to discover."
Latin music isn't really my thing - though I do like a good latin groove now and then - but if you've been craving some smooth classic Latin grooves, it looks like the Zune Marketplace is going to get an injection of new content that's right up your callejón (that's "alley" for all you gringos like me).