Sunday, July 20, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Raul Midon
Song:Ain't Happened Yet
Album:World Within A World
Singer songwriter Raul Midon combines an interest in soul music with his Latino heritage to make a dent in the adult oriented music market. He was born Mar. 14, 1966 in Endubo, NM. Both Raul and twin brother Marco were blinded in an incubation accident. His father is an Argentinian dancer and his mother is black. Midon learned guitar and attended the jazz program at the University Of Miami. He started out professionally as a backup singer and toured with Shakira. He released his debut CD independently and moved to New York. His CD got the attention of legendary producer Arif Mardin. Mardin had a lot of success at EMI with Norah Jones. Midon signed with the EMI label Manhattan and Mardin's son Joe Mardin produced his 2005 CD State Of Mind featuring Midon's idol Stevie Wonder. Midon also performed the theme for Spike Lee's film She Hate Me. The album did very well on the adult oriented charts. Midon is also a strong live performer and is currently touring with Jason Mraz. World Within A World was released in Sept. 2007. I would say Midon's music is mostly soul with some Latin elements. And he writes his own songs. He likely has a bright future within the adult music market. Here's the video for Pick Somebody Up by Raul Midon.