Israel Suárez, known as “El Piraña”, was born on April 28, 1982, and is the grandson of Porrina de Badajoz and the son of Ramón “El Portugués”. He began his career by filling in for his brother, Ramón “Porrina”, in Niña Pastori’s first record, then joined the group. He continued working with artists such as Sara Baras, Tomatito, Vicente Amigo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Ketama, La Barbería del Sur, Antonio Carmona, Rosario Flores, Chano Domínguez, Jerry González, Wynton Marsalis, Montse Cortés, La Tana, Joaquín Cortés, Javier Limón, Niño Josele, Alain Pérez, Concha Buika, Ricky Martin, Alejandro Fernández, Lenny Kravitz, and more. He has collaborated in films such as Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54 and Antonio Canales’s Vengo. He currently works with Berklee honorary doctorate recipient and flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucía.