Yin Carrizo was born in a small Panamian town Oku on 5 July 1939. The son of Leonardo Carrizo and Lucila Medrano de Carrizo loved music since childhood. Carrizo got his first accordion from his mother. It was a gift and cost only $13.The young artist attended Juan Demóstenes Arosemena music school, where he learned how to play the accordion. Since childhood, Carrizo had a very calm and determined nature. He held on to this quality through the years. It allowed him to make many achievements.
When Yin turned 14 years old, he started writing songs. A little later, he created the famous band Viva Panama. Together with the band, he toured the whole country. Carrizo recorded 20 studio albums, which included such unforgettable classics as “Julia”, “Lucy,” and “Viva Panamá”. Some of his songs were recognized worldwide and performed by other bands beyond Panama.
When Carrizo turned 19 and finished his education, he told his parents about his plans for a music career. They supported the young men.
In Panama, Yin Carrizo is considered a glorious musician of the 20th century. In 1972, the Panama government presented Carrizo a prestigious Vasco Nunez De Balboa award, which was created for recognizing distinguish figures in the country. Carrizo created his own romantic style, which became an example and inspiration for many musicians of his time. Even though he spent most of his life playing music, for some time, Yin worked as a Panamian ambassador in Chile.