Raul Midon performs in the Sun Valley Opera House Dec. 3

Raul Midn performs his heady fusion of old-school soul, Latin jazz and folk-pop in the Sun Valley Opera House Friday, December 3 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members on sale now only at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. www.sunvalleycenter.org

New York based vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Raul Midn has always experienced the world differently than most. Born prematurely in a rural hospital in Mexico, he and his twin brother, Marco, were accidentally blinded as infants after spending time in an incubator without eye protection. Midn followed a musical path inspired by his father, a professional Argentine folkloric dancer. Midn studied jazz at the University of Miami and after graduating became a backup singer, working primarily in the Latin-pop world for such artists as Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz. In 2002, Midn walked away from his lucrative work as a back-up singer to pursue a career as a solo artist. Since striking out on his own Midn has produced three solo albums and received accolades for his music’s heady fusion of old-school soul, Latin, jazz and timeless singer/songwriter folk-pop.

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