With the musical training he picked up from various bands and sextets, Ismael Miranda built the foundation of his future professional career.
He was only 19 years old when he joined the talented Fania Records family. The intense pressure exerted by the label to release a weekly production suited Ismael, who participated in these performances as a member of the chorus.
It didn’t take long for Larry Harlow to discover the young artist’s talent and potential. He approached Ismael and offered to officially introduce him to the music world with the album “Orquesta Harlow Presenta a Ismael Miranda” (“The Harlow Orchestra Presents Ismael Miranda”). From then on, Ismael collaborated with the orchestra on successive recordings, making a name for himself as a composer. Many of the songs he wrote had a long-lasting impact, and became wildly successful with fans.
By 1973, he was an established musician. He burst onto the scene with the album “Así se compone un son,” which launched a new stage of his career. Now, he fronted his own band, and went on to break sales and popularity records, taking Latin America, Europe, and the United States by storm.