Norlan "El Misionario" was born and raised in the ghettos of Havana, Cuba. Norlan became to known in his country and around the world as a cuban hip hop pioneer who is not afraid of testing limits. Norlan`s first project before he started his solo career and to play as dj was a highly respected cuban hip hop group called: Alto Voltaje, which he founded 1996.
In 2005 Norlan started his solo career in Europe. He was the first to bring reggaeton music to Finland and has being carrying ever since proudly his artistical nick name "El Misionario" meaning the missionary. He released his solo debut album "El Misionario" 2007.
In 2008 Norlan won the title of the Best band at the international Ourvision song contest in Helsinki, and soon after he signed a record deal with Comrade Publishing. From his second album "El Bombaso" the first single "Sauna Caliente" went immediately number 2. on the Finnish Billboards and stayed there for almost 10 weeks. Also the remix of the "Sauna caliente" song went number 1. 2009 at Pepsi Max charts right after it was released.
At the moment Norlan is preparing his 3rd album: Caribbean KoneXion. His last single "Celebration" was released in December 2014.
Norlan has toured around Cuba, Finland & Europe and shared the stage with big stars such as: Pitbull, Akon, Sean Kingston, Fat Joe & Nina Sky, Black Star, The Roots, Mos Def, Brick & Lace, Montel Jordan, Vico C, Don Chezina, Tony Touch, Guanabanas & Common to name a few.
As Dj Norlan has performed together with dj legends such as: DMX official Dj Nonstop, Alicia Keys official Dj Iroc, Pitbull`s official Dj Buddha, Daddy Yankee Official Dj Precise, G-Unit`s official Dj Epps, Dj Kast One from Hot97, New York, Dj Baster & Dj Jhose from Spain and many more. He`s also the founder of Finland`s biggest Latin/Caribbean & Urban party concepts such as: Club Sauna Caliente, Tropicoco, El Trafico and many more.
- 2014 Single: Celebration (Norlan El Misionario, Independent artist)
- 2014 Single: Azonto Latino (Norlan El Misionario, Independent artist)
- 2014 Single: One Goal (Norlan El Misionario, Independent artist)
- 2014 Single: Barbershop (Norlan El Misionario, Independent artist)
- 2013 Single: Kuuma Kesä (AXR Music)
- 2013 Single: Rapapam Girl (AXR Music)
- 2013 Single: Carnaval (AXR Music)
- 2009 Lord Est - Tulin teitä muistuttaan - Hype Records (Finland)
- 2008 Solo album - El Bombaso - Comrade Publishing- (Finland)
- 2008 Jonna - Vive la vida- Sony Music (Finland)
- 2007 Solo album -El Misionario - Lejal Genes (Estonia)
- 2006 Mariska - Suden Hetki - Warner Music (Finland)
- 2005 Compilation - Gee & Mista - Mobile Riddim Album - Lejal Genes (Estonia)
- 2003 Compilation - Asere 1 and Asere 2 - Egrem and Agencia Cubana de Rap (Cuba)
- 2002 Compilation - Puños Arriba - Egrem (Cuba)
- 2001 Compilation - Flow Latino - Avoid and Yo Gano (España)
Habana-Hip Hop (Cuba), Cubadisco (Cuba), Raumanmeri (Finland), Koneisto (Finland), Pori Jazz (Finland), Faces Festival (Finland), Maailma Kylässä (Finland), Kalajoen Juhannus (Finland) Kontufest (Finland), Urb Festival (Finland), Sound Dance (Estonia), Reggaeton Festival (Spain)
In the Press: Rolling Stone, New York Time, Vibes, Granma, Juventud Rebelde, Metro, Helsingin Sanomat, Aamulehti, Huvudstadbladet, Basso, European Vibe, Karjalainen, Keski-Suomen Sanomat, Turun Sanomat, Turkulainen, Tamperelainen, Metropoli, City-magazine and several readio shows such as: Spin Fm, YleX, Radio Helsinki, La Tarima( Spain), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) etc.
Norlan El Misionario: Azonto Latino
Norlan El Misionario: Barbershop
Norlan El Misionario: Carnaval
Norlan El Misionario: Kuuma Kesä (lyrical video)
Norlan El Misionario: Sauna Caliente