Los Fabulosos Festivals :: El Mensaje

The soulful “El Mensaje”—delivered in English (complete with requisite grunts)— leans heavily into the archetypal funk emissaries from north of the border transmitted south, via radio. Here, amidst its three and half minute workout, the Fabulosos Festivals eagerly extol the mantra “everything we do is goin’ to be funky.” It begs the question: did Lee Dorsey ever make it to the Panama Canal? No matter. At the very least his music did.