Rayito

Musical Artist

1982 –

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Who is Rayito?

Antonio Rayo, best known as Rayito, is a Spanish musician of Gitano and Japanese heritage. His father, a flamenco guitarist, taught him to play the instrument at a young age, and at four years old he was already giving concerts and winning television contests. By age eight he was famous throughout Spain as a virtuoso of flamenco guitar, and in 1992, at age ten, he released his first album, Rayito en Concierto. Thus he became the youngest person accepted into the SGAE, the Spanish equivalent of ASCAP. At age 15 he moved to Miami, where he collaborated with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Ricky Martin, and David Bisbal. In June 2005 he moved again to Puerto Rico, where he began work on a new project of his own. The product was his eponymous second album, which he released on September 26, 2006 to critical acclaim. He describes it as a flamenco pop album that draws upon influences from reggae, hip hop, Caribbean rhythms, and Latin American styles. Rayo signed a publishing deal with Sony in January 2009. He is currently working with David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, Rihanna, and many other artists in 2009.

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Born
1982
Nationality
  • Spain

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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