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Henry Fiol

voc, perc, *1947 US, New York City
Singer of Latin

Henry Fiol is a New York -based singer/songwriter/bandleader and artist who started his career in Latin music in mid-70's. His style could best be characterized as "tipico," because throughout his career he always stuck relatively close to the Cuban son, the root of the music now called salsa. He began as a conga player, but in the mid-seventies he co-founded and co-led Saoco, where he wrote most of the material and made his debut as a vocalist. Since 1980 he started to record and perform under his own name, both as a soloist and as leader of his own conjunto. Early 80's he scored several number-one hits in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic. In 1983 he formed the band "Corazón", recording several albums to his own record company, also named Corazón. During the LP era he painted all his record covers himself, developing a distinctive red-and-black visual style, both in clothing and in covers. Henry Fiol has travelled and performed on an international level, particularly in Latin America and Europe, where, over the years, he has achieved the status of being considered a “classic artist” and a perennial favorite.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Congas
Genres
  • Latin
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Zumbale on Creativo by Henry Fiol
La juma de ayer on Fe, Esperanza y Caridad by Henry Fiol
Ahora me da pena on Fe, Esperanza y Caridad by Henry Fiol
Picoteando por Ahí on Corazón by Henry Fiol
Mala Suerte on El Secreto by Henry Fiol
Oriente on Fe, Esperanza y Caridad by Henry Fiol
Buscando una Melodia on Corazón by Henry Fiol
La Ultima Rumba on Corazón by Henry Fiol
Tiene Sabor on El Secreto by Henry Fiol
Changueria on Creativo by Henry Fiol

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Ciudadano Del MundoHenry Fiol2012Album
Salsa SubterraneaHenry Fiol2011Album
De CacheteHenry Fiol2008Album
GuaperiaHenry Fiol2002Album
Retrato MusicalHenry Fiol2001Compil.
Lo MaximoHenry Fiol1995Album
La Ley De La JunglaHenry Fiol1994Album
El Don Del SonHenry Fiol1994Album
CreativoHenry Fiol1991Album
SoneroHenry Fiol1990Album
RenacimientoHenry Fiol1989Album
Colorao Y Negro - Henry Fiol y Sus Mas Recientes ÉxitosHenry Fiol1988Compil.
Lo Mejor De Henry FiolHenry Fiol1988Compil.
3 Grandes De La SalsaRoberto Torres, Henry Fiol, Papaito1987Compil.
¡Juega Billar!Henry Fiol1986Album
Grandes ExitosHenry Fiol1986Compil.
Colorao Y NegroHenry Fiol1985Album
Los Exitos De Henry Fiol Vol. 2Henry Fiol1984Compil.
CorazónHenry Fiol1983Album
La Ley De La JunglaHenry Fiol1983Album
La Ley De La JunglaHenry Fiol1983Album
El Cantante / Ahora Me Da PenaConjunto Crema / Henry Fiol1982Single
Los Éxitos de Henry Fiol Con SaocoHenry Fiol1981Compil.
El SecretoHenry Fiol1981Album
Fe, Esperanza Y CaridadHenry Fiol1980Album
Mala Suerte / Tiene SaborHenry FiolSingle
Y Dice Ese Maricon / Picotendo Por AhiHenry Fiol, Tommy Olivencia Y Su OrquestaSingle
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