OMEGA EL FUERTE ATERRIZA IN NEW YORK

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Omega El Fuerte running things in Washington Heights last night.omega-gif

The great thing about Omega fandom is that it requires no explanation. Either you haven’t heard of him (in which case, read the Omega profile I wrote for The Fader last summer) or you have, and his bad-assness is utterly self-evident. It’s simple: this former reggaeton choreographer is “El Fuerte”, one of the best musicians around in any genre right now, period, the undisputed dark king of Dominican merengue urbano / mambo. Plus he’s kinda scary – we’re not fooled just because he dropped the “y su Mambo Violento” from his name. (When you find an Omega fan, ask ’em about Rita Indiana — they’ll have an opinion on her too.)

Omega El Fuerte plays twice this weekend in NYC – as I tweeted: “all NYC’s latin ‘cosmopolatino’ websites that *didnt* mention OMEGA’s gigs here this weekend: #FAIL” ….

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One response to “OMEGA EL FUERTE ATERRIZA IN NEW YORK”

  1. Caro says:

    When I scanned this fast, I read “Omega terroriza a Nueva York” ja ja, Freudian slip.

    I have to say, the promoters were super-lame about getting the word out. But nothing an “Omega el Fuerte” google alert couldn’t fix.

    I think I was one of the only people in mainstream press to write about the tour:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/2010/09/15/2010-09-15_untitled__omega15.html