I Feel Like I’ve Been Given My Life Back

Rafael “Rae” Serrano

Since he was young, Rae has been obsessed with music. In kindergarten, he told his mother, “Mom, I want to play the synthesizer,” and never looked back. In 1978, he became a full-time musician, and launched a successful career with his huge Latino hit, “Clave Rocks by Amoretto,” played on Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and toured with Afrika Bambaataa, where he received a gold record for the movie “Beat Street.”

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  • It was like God had given me another chance, so I closed my eyes and jumped in