Ismael Miranda “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” (The Pretty Boy of Salsa) is a romantic salsa singer-songwriter of the FANIA generation. He is one of the later music directors of the FANIA All-Stars.
He started hard and fast with Abran Paso with Orquesta Harlow, one of the true salsa classics.
Ismael Miranda headlines the Wellmont Theater
Saturday, December 21, 2019 ~ Miranda, Tito Rojas, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez & his orchestra play a Danceable Salsa Concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey at 8pm. From $41
Since this is a danceable salsa concert, what is the theater going to do when everybody starts dancing in the aisles? LOL
Ismael Miranda is the last FANIA music director
Miranda (1950) is a Puerto Rican singer & bandleader originally from Agueda, Puerto Rico. He grew up in what is now called the East Village. It used to be part of the Lower East Side.
Miranda debuted with Joey Pastrana in 1967. They had a hit “Rumbón Melon.”
Miranda got the “Pretty Boy” nickname when he joined the FANIA All-Stars in 1969 because he was just a 19-year old kid. Miranda toured with the All-Stars in the 1970s.
Later Miranda made the transition from the Hard Salsa of the 1970s to the Romantic Salsa that followed.
[Editor: Keith] When I moved to Puerto Rico, I started listening to Abran Paso and singing it to myself on the beach. I had no idea what it meant. But the things that started happening to me are all in the song. Cosas buenas. La Siete Potencias. Rompe Saraguey. I know it sounds crazy, but it seems like the things I was singing started happening to me. I can’t explain it to my mother, but I have a lot of respect for this.
National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala
Friday, June 8, 2018 ~ Miranda headlines the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala at the Sheraton New York Times Square in Midtown, Manhattan at 6:30 pm. $500
La Salsa Vive
Friday, November 10, 2017 ~ Miranda plays La Salsa Vive 2017 concert at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC at 8 pm. $55 – $295
January, 21, 2017 ~ Miranda plays “Abran Paso,” a FANIA reunion concert with Larry Harlow at Lehman Center in The Bronx at 8 pm.
Midsummer Night Swing
June 22, 2016 ~ Miranda plays Midsummer Night Swing in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. FREE