Saturday, October 11, 2008

Guiro - Izzy, Jose & Willie

Totico had one of the best guiro groups in the city for a long time. Willie mentioned a time when he didn't see the beach for about 12 years because he was so busy playing guiros and such. Just recently Izzy Davila, Jose Rivera, and Willie recorded a guiro that they did in Jersey. I wanted to post a snippet from the oro so you can get an idea of how they sound.

Now keep in mind its just Izzy, Jose and Willie. Izzy is the akpwon, playing guataca and singing coro, Jose is playing caja and singing coro, and Willie is playing agbe and singing coro. Not a small feat by any means.

Hope you enjoy.

*photo credits: Allen Spatz, Izzy Davila, Ralph Duque

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