Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ibae - Israel "Izzy" Davila

(Izzy Davila, Photo Credit: Izzy Davila's Myspace)

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of another great rumbero. Israel "Izzy" Davila passed away in New York a couple of days ago, and has left a major void within the rumba/santo community. Izzy was an accomplished singer and percussionist, and if you have never heard him, just look him up on this site. More info to come but I wanted to put this out to everyone before too much time had passed.

(Photo Credit: Mark Sanders)

*** Mark Sanders, from Fidel Eyeglasses.Com sent me a great pic of Izzy, standing by his good friend Jose Rivera, and Eddie "Sweetback". Thanks Mark for the great pic***