Willy Chirino

Cuban-born Willy Chirino moved to Miami in 1961 at age 14. He soon became an integral part of the city's salsa scene as a composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. During the 1980s Chirino was one of the architects of the "Miami Sound," fusing salsa and pop music. One of Chirino’s most popular songs, Soy, has been recorded by more than 60 musicians. In 2006 his album Son del Alma, won a Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album.