Fania, the iconic NYC based global music, entertainment and lifestyle company, is partnering with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) to deliver an immersive club and pop-up store focusing on the talented artists inspired by Fania’s legacy.
The exhibition dubbed Armada Fania will feature a collection of visual artists and musicians with an assortment of performances, each representing a different aspect of the brand’s influence.
Masters at Work founder Kenny Dope will headline the event along with acclaimed global dance savant Jose Marquez, Uproot Andy as one half of the popular NYC tropical bass DJ team Que Bajo, pan-pop sister DJ act Nina Sky and latin boogaloo expert DJ Turmix. The music aspect is indeed noteworthy, but the visual component to Armada Fania is also vital.
As depicting the full scope of Fania’s illustrious history is the main focus, first-generation Puerto Rican artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine will reveal a unique piece evoking the American Dream. Known for his elaborately crafted paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations, Rolón will showcase an edited original Super 8mm film clip of the Statue of Liberty representing The Young Lords Party, a Puerto Rican activist movement of the 1960s that fought for equality, jobs, health care, and education.
Fans attending Armada Fania will also be able to peruse a retail pop-up market filled with Fania’s famed catalogue and exclusive merchandise including vinyl and apparel.