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Origin: Brooklyn, New York

Genre: Native Funk Dance

Years Active: - Present

Official Websites: www.feliperose.com

Short Bio

FELIPE ROSE came to prominence in the 1970's out of the urban gay clubs and discotheques in New York City,  best known as the Native American Indian he is a founding member of the world famous VILLAGE PEOPLE. To this day VILLAGE PEOPLE have become and remain a pop culture mainstay in commercials and television appearances as they continue to tour the world with their campy hits which have become a phenomenon.


VILLAGE PEOPLE have sold over 100 million records to date and have won many international music awards and garnering over 30 Platinum and Gold records. FELIPE’S   highest moment of achievement was receiving a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Beginning in 1977 their many mega hits include:


  • San Francisco/Hollywood

  • Macho Man

  • Y.M.C.A.

  • In The Navy

  • Go West

  • Can't Stop The Music

  • 5 O’clock In the Morning

  • Let's Go Back to the Dance Floor 2014 (written and penned for us by K.C. Of the Sunshine Band)


Internationally, on a worldwide scale, Y. M.C.A sold over a million copies each in Germany and United Kingdom.  The latter also made it a hit all over again in 1993 when a remix hit #12 (it made #1 for the first three weeks of 1979 in its original go-round).  The Guinness British hit single ranked Y.M.C.A as the 45th biggest single ever on that country's music chart (which began in 1952). Putting it ahead of “Unchained Melody” and behind “Reach Out I'll Be There.”


A month later he was inducted into the Native American Music Awards for his solo music for which he won has 3 Nammy's creating his hybrid Native dance composition's,  Calling it, “Disco Fever to Burning up the Rez.”  His songs include:


  • Trail of Tears 2000             Best Historical Recording

  • We're Still Here 2002         Song Single of the year

  • Red Hawk Woman 2005    Songwriter of the Year

  • Going Back To My Roots    2018  Best Dance Song of The Year

Complete Bio