Watch: Willy Channels Héctor Lavoe, Becomes Fania All-Star in ‘East WillyB’ Special Episode

East WillyB - Fania

Latin web series East WillyB , which deals with a gentrifying Bushwick, Brooklyn in the most hilarious way, offers a treat in this special mini-episode.

Willy Jr. ( Flaco Navaja ) realises his dreams of stardom as a member of the Fania All-Stars , the famed Latin musical ensemble established by Johnny Pacheco in the late 60s.

At the height of their success in 70s/80s, Fania included the late Héctor Lavoe , Willie Colón , the late Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez , Rubén Blades , the late Celia Cruz and many more.

In the 5-minute clip, Willy envisions himself as Lavoe in an on-stage performance of “Mi Gente,” but not before turning the fiery Ceci ( Julia Grob ) into his tame servant and hearing a random rant from Ceasar ( D-stroy ).

It turned into quite the Fania -swagged salsa party. Enjoy below and try not to dance too hard.

Also, be sure to book your tickets to San Juan, Puerto Rico for Fania’s upcoming concert on October 18th starring Pacheco, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Adalberto Santiago, Luigi Texidor , Larry Harlow , Bobby Valentín, Roberto Roena , Eddie Montalvo , Nicky Marrero y Orestes Vilató , Héctor “Bomberito” Zarzuela, Eliut Cintrón y Jorge “Ito” Torres , Lewis Kahn, Roberto Rodríguez Jr., Reynaldo Jorge , and Alfredo de la Fe .

About the author  ⁄ theComplex

Editor-in-Chief at Sinuous Magazine, designer, and founder of NYC-based boutique design firm theComplex Media & Design. I've been designing for 14 years, writing on the internet for about the same, and I appear on radio and podcasts under the name "Lanaé Mc'Levans." Photographer and overall geek who is passionate about art, music, politics, technology, fashion, and women's issues. A serial day-dreamer. Foul-mouthed. Opinionated.