Slacker Logo

Willy Chirino

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

Combining the musical traditions of Cuba with American rock and jazz, Cuba-born and South Florida-based vocalist and bandleader Willy Chirino helped to create the "Miami sound" of salsa music. The composer of more than 100 songs, Chirino's material has been covered by a lengthy list of artists including Raphael, Ricardo Montaner, Rocio Jurado, Celia Cruz, Oscar D'Leon, Angela Carrasco, Jorge Muniz, and Nydia Caro. Chirino's song "Soy" has been recorded by more than 60 artists, including the Gipsy Kings, whose interpretation sold more than four million copies. Chirino also composed and performed the theme songs for Spanish-language television soap operas La Zulianita and Pobre Diabla. Chirino has received numerous awards throughout his career. He was named King of Miami's Calle Ocho Festival in 1993. Two years later, a section of NW 17th Avenue in Miami was christened Willy Chirino Way. Chirino received a UNICEF award for his work for children via the Willy Chirino Foundation. In May 1989, Chirino opened a restaurant and night club, Zarabanda, in Coral Gables, Florida. ~ Craig Harris
Read All Read Less

Artists Related to
Willy Chirino

Tito Nieves

FEATURED

Oscar D'León

FEATURED

Frankie Ruiz

FEATURED

Celia Cruz

FEATURED

Tito Rojas

FEATURED

Marc Anthony

FEATURED

Jerry Rivera

FEATURED

Rey Ruiz

FEATURED

Willie Colón

FEATURED

Rubén Blades

FEATURED

Andy Montañez

FEATURED

Grupo Niche

FEATURED

Frankie Negron

FEATURED

Eddie Santiago

FEATURED

India

FEATURED

Héctor Lavoe

FEATURED

Tony Vega

FEATURED

Luis Enrique

FEATURED

Olga Tañón

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |