Misael Barraza-Diaz was born in Hermosillo, Mexico. He began his guitar studies at eleven years of age, with guitar professor Jesus Cota. Three years later, while studying classical guitar at the Universidad de Sonora, he began to teach himself flamenco techniques. Misael was invited to be a part of the Latin American guitar quartet Staccato, with whom he recorded a CD in 2005. In 2008, Misael was supported by his local government to study in Spain with guitarist Oscar Herrero. In June of 2010, he attended the National Festival of Flamenco in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After participating in the contest, the jury awarded the first prize to Misael for his interpretation of his composition “Cajita de Madera.” In 2011, Misael studied again in Spain with Oscar Herrero, Manolo Sanlúcar, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Manolo Franco. In 2014 Misael released his first solo guitar flamenco album entitled “Luz de Dia.”