Elements Of Life: Eclipse
Fania Records is proud to announce the release of Elements Of Life ‘Eclipse,’ a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. To celebrate this historic event, Fania Records and Louie Vega hosted a record release party at PAX in Miami, FL with a live performance by the Elements of Life band that includes the talents of Luisito Quintero, Josh Milan, José Mangual, Anané Vega, Sahr Ngaujah (From The Tony Award Winning Broadway Play, Fela!), and Oveous Maximus on release day! There will also be DJ sets from Louie Vega and Joe Claussell.
Eclipse’ s first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from Elements Of Life that tastefully traverse the sounds of Afrobeat, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with the golden touch of Grammy Award winning Producer/Artist/DJ Louie Vega. The second disc includes “EOL Soulfrito”: an homage to Fania Records through interpretations and remixes of classic Fania songs performed by the Elements Of Life in a 33-minute sound collage as well as six more bonus tracks. On Elements Of Life Eclipse, which was 4 ! years in the making, Vega kept the style of the earlier albums (African, Jazz, Latin, World) but has added Soul, R&B, Gospel and Blues.