Raul Midón


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Musician, Songwriter, Recording Engineer0316

Raul Midón, a luminary shaped by the vibrant rhythms of Latin music, discovered his calling amidst a world of sound despite the challenge of blindness. From his earliest days, Raul found solace and inspiration in the melodies that surrounded him, channeling his unwavering passion into singing and playing guitar. Influenced by legends like José Feliciano, Raul embarked on a musical journey that led him to become a sought-after studio musician, lending his soulful vocals to luminaries such as Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz. Throughout his collegiate years, Raul honed his songwriting craft, paving the way for collaborations with icons like Herbie Hancock and Snoop Dogg, and even venturing into the realm of cinema. Among his illustrious repertoire, "Sitting in the Middle" stands as a poignant tribute to his musical hero, the late Donny Hathaway. Raul's fervent dedication to his craft infuses every note he sings and every chord he strums, defining him as a true luminary of the contemporary music scene.