Born in Havana, 27-year-old Michael Sierra Miranda is known as "El Micha". A former basketball player, he grew up in a humble neighborhood and went through some rough times. Even if he has now left the streets where he grew up, he stays strongly attached to its realities.
That's the reason why his background is, according to him, the main inspiration for his music: "I speak about what I live, about kids, old people, my songs come from the people". And if the rhythm is one of the central elements of his music, his major concern is for the lyrics.
A very prolific artist, El Micha is one of the main activists of the Cubatón scene and is particularly known for his numerous collaborations. Featured on dozens of albums and compilations published all over the world, El Micha has recorded with the famous band Kola Loka ("Se Extrana"), Baby Lores ("Tu Eres La Mia", "Yo Soy Cubano"), Insurrecto ("La Ricurita") and more recently, Cistychov ("Si Te Vas").
His latest album, "Con Dinero Y Pasmao", released in 2010, culminated in an intensive series of shows in Europe, making him one of the most prominent leaders of the Cubatón scene on an international level.