How I Made It: ÌFÉ Otura Mun has been a central figure in the Puerto Rican independent music scene for over two decades, working as a producer and songwriter for some of the most important underground artists on the island. But, Mun didn't start out in Puerto Rico. He was born with a different name, growing up in an African-American Mennonite family from Indiana. After an accident of fate brought him to Puerto Rico as a young man, Mun became fascinated by a culture that transformed the way he thought about race, identity and the spiritual world, and began building himself a new home in the Caribbean.
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How I Made It: ÌFÉ

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Otura Mun has been a central figure in the Puerto Rican independent music scene for over two decades, working as a producer and songwriter for some of the most important underground artists on the island. But, Mun didn't start out in Puerto Rico. He was born with a different name, growing up in an African-American Mennonite family from Indiana. After an accident of fate brought him to Puerto Rico as a young man, Mun became fascinated by a culture that transformed the way he thought about race, identity and the spiritual world, and began building himself a new home in the Caribbean.