The City Of Miami Celebrates 50 Years Of The Musical Career Of Willy Chirino

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What does it mean for you to create this mural for Willy?

It means a lot to me because of my Latin heritage. I was born and raised in Miami, and I have many childhood memories of listening to his music, especially “Birthday.”

It is an honor for me to be a part of this special celebration of his 50th artistic year’s anniversary.


What was the most difficult obstacle you had to overcome in order for this to happen?

The most difficult challenge, I would say, has been the mental stress of dealing with something over which I have no control: the weather. To be able to continue and finish this special project for both Willy Chirino and the community, I had to deal with the rain while painting this mural, which was really difficult for me, but I learned to overcome, grow and do it. 

What was it about Willy that most impressed you?

Willy Chirino is a human being with a true soul, who is kind and approachable.

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Que significa para ti hacer este mural a Willy?

Significa mucho para mí debido a la herencia latina que tengo. Nací y crecí en Miami y tengo
muchos recuerdos de mi infancia escuchando su música, especialmente "Cumpleaños".
Es un honor ser parte de este momento especial en la celebración de sus 50 años artísticos.

Cual ha sido el mayor reto que has tenido que enfrentar al hacerlo?

El mayor desafío ha sido el estrés mental con algo que no tengo control y es “el clima” para
poder continuar y terminar este proyecto tan especial para Willy Chirino y la comunidad. Lidiar
con la lluvia durante mis días en el mural ha sido un desafío para mi y aprendí a enfrentarlo.

Que es lo que mas te ha impresionado de Willy?

Willy Chirino es un ser humano con un alma sincera, gentil y fácil de alcanzar.

The Celebration Will Begin on October 28 With the Unveiling of a Great Mural on Calle Ocho

The City of Miami, through the office of Commissioner Joe Carollo, announced that on Friday, October 28 at 5:00 PM, will begin a year of celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the career of renowned Cuban composer and singer Willy Chirino. The first event will be the unveiling of a large mural located on Eighth Street between 18th and 19th avenues, in the heart of Little Havana. The mural, which is sponsored by Leon Medical Centers and created by artist Alexandra Seda (Miss Lushy Art), features the GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner with a large Cuban flag behind him.

Mayor Francis Suárez and several commissioners, as well as representatives of Leon Medical Centers, will be in charge of unveiling the mural, which will be followed by a large parade by the Conga Coyote group that will guide attendees to Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center for a short toast before crossing to the stage of Viernes en la Calle Ocho where Willy will sing from 8 PM along with Carlos Oliva & The Judge’s Nephews and Aymée Nuviola. Join the celebration! We look forward to seeing you there!

WHERE?

1850 S.W. Eighth Street

WHEN?

Friday, October 30, 2022, 5:00 PM

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved, especially:

Our sponsor “Leon Medical Center”

Joe Carrollo and Willy Chirino for adding another Mural to our Cultural Preservation efforts

Miss Lushy Art, our dear artist who helped us make this true.

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