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.
Ismael Miranda was 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.
Miranda’s latest is “Son 45” (2014).
Ismael Miranda in NYC 2017 – 2018
Miranda plays La Salsa Vive 2017 concert at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 pm. $55 – $295
Miranda headlines the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala at the Sheraton New York Times Square in Midtown, Manhattan on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm. $500
Ismael Miranda in NYC 2016 – 2017
Miranda plays Midsummer Night Swing in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center on June 22, 2016.
Miranda plays “Abran Paso,” a FANIA reunion concert, with Larry Harlow at Lehman Center in The Bronx on January, 21, 2017 at 8 pm.