Spanglish Fly with Rebirth Band!

Spanglish Fly

All Ages
The ever-fun NYC boogaloo/Latin soul outfit SPANGLISH FLY will be returning to the area Aug 24!


Saturday, August 24, 8pm, Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 4th Floor ("The Perch"). $10 advance, $12 at the door.

Fresh off raging Bishop's Lounge with The Boogalistics, gracing the MassMOCA stage and returning to rock the Green River Festival for the second time,

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, Clandestino Booking and Peace & Rhythm team up to bring back to Greenfield the world-renowned NYC boogaloo revival party-starters Spanglish Fly! Delivering that '60s Latin-meets-Motown "bugalú" style, this will be a DANCIN' AFFAIR!!! Bring your boogaloo shoes!

SPANGLISH FLY is part band, part celebration: 12 musicians igniting a party that quickly spreads to the audience. They have been hailed as the premier band of the Latin boogaloo revival, "single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC" (NBC New York).

"BUGALÚ!" That mix of Latin and soul/R&B that emerged from the clubs, the street corners, the transistor radios and the pool halls of 1960s Spanish Harlem, "El Barrio." Inspired by Latin boogaloo, or bugalú, SPANGLISH FLY plays irresistible grooves that blend Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, the feeling, and the harmonics of 60s 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.

Their infectious boogaloo beats, twinned female lead vocals, bold brass and mix of originals and well-chosen covers will have you shing-a-linging all over the night. They will also have copies of their brand new 7" 45rpm single, featuring their music from Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" (season 2) on Netflix. This single features legendary UK Latin-jazz percussionist Snowboy and boogaloo icon Joe Bataan, with remixes by DJ Le Spam (of Spam All-Stars and Vida Blue) and Johnny Juice (of Public Enemy).

And we are pleased to be having local all-stars REBIRTH to open the night with their world-inspired folk/soul/roots style with dashes of hip-hop, funk, jazz and reggae. They write and perform heartfelt songs and are proud to stand by a message of love and unification through music.

“It’s the artistry, the clean, articulate sounds of each the instruments and the vocals, and the spirit. These are sincere and authentic humans being; and that, to me, is the spiritual component..." - Jim O'Dee, Live Music News & Reviews

Cinamon Blair- bass, vocals...Ian Hamel- ukele, vocals...I-SHEA - congas, percussion, vocals ...Karim Sumun- guitar, vocals ...Chris Trevethan- drums

PEACE & RHYTHM DJs will be spinning eclectic international funk direct from vinyl, before, between and after band sets.

for more info, contact Hawks & Reed or email

Venue Information:
The Perch at Hawks & Reed
289 Main St
4th Floor
Greenfield, MA, 01301