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***


Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Wow, that's really sad to hear.. didn't know until I read this post.
I have a great picture of Izzy that I took in Central Park, I'd like to send it to you to post if you'd like.
If you send me your email, I'll send it to you.

Izzy was a very friendly guy, sad to hear he's gone.
I remember his sense of humor, the big gold Conga he wore around his neck... and arms the size of tree trunks!


Sentimiento Manana said...

of course Mark, please send whatever you got to, daoneralph@hotmail.com

i appreciate your support and help


LMK said...

Just to let you know of another loss in the rumba family. Manuel Martinez Olivera, El Llanero, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Workmen's Circle Multicare Center in the Bronx. Services are being arranged at San Francisco/First Ave Funeral Services, on 1st Ave and 115 St. We will send the date and time as soon as we work that out.