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Raul grew up in El Salvador and moved to Canada when he was 13, living in Victoria until moving to East Vancouver in 2005. He is a self-taught turntablist who has been spinning vinyl for over 20 years. Raul currently works as an instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, as a music consultant at Highlife Records on Commercial Drive, and with the Metaphor Crew, doing youth empowerment workshops in schools. He is part of the band Curtis Clearsky and the Constellationz and is one half of the duo Los Migrates with poet Hari Alluri. He also regularly collaborates with musicians C.R. Avery, Kia Kadiri, and Ndidi Cascade; has performed at events like Victoria Ska Fest and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival; and has opened for bands like Ozomatli, k-os, and Fishbone.