Brooklyn’s own Andy Harlow grew up in a musical environment. His father, Buddy Harlow, was an accomplished string bassist and Orchestra leader. By the time he was in High School, Andy was already playing woodwinds professionally in the New York City area. Andy attended New York University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in EthnoMusicology. He also received another type of education by paying his dues as a sideman in the orchestras of Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Ismael Rivera, Xavier Cougat, Machito and Joe Cuba while attending New York University. This eventually landed him a recording contract with Fania/Vaya Records, and a membership in The Fania All Stars super Salsa band. Andy’s first LP, “Sopresa La Flauta” contained the monster hit “La Loteria.” Three more LP’s for Fania produced more hits such as “La Musica Brava”, “Tin Tin Deo”, “El Campesino”and “No Qe Va a Llorar.” 1999 saw the debut of Andy’s “La Musica Brava” internet radio show, which can now be heard on Andy’s own website. The show attracts a loyal audience of listeners worldwide. We welcome Andy Harlow to the elWatusi family!