Musical Tribute to Ray "Gumbi" Salazar Now Available on YouTube
20th May 2020
For more than six decades, Ray "Gumbi" Salazar moved Arizonans with his music as an accomplished vocalist and percussionist with bands including Powerdrive, Latin Salsa & Company, Breaking Point, the Royal Lancers, and the Latin Blues Society. He was also a longtime activist for Phoenix's Latino community, including as an early leader of CPLC.
Sadly, he recently lost his battle with COVID-19. CPLC and local artists decided to honor his legacy through music.
Our community's Musical Tribute to Ray "Gumbi" Salazar premiered on Facebook on May 16. Click here to watch the full video on YouTube.
Gumbi's positive outlook and many deeds will live on as an example for many generations to come. Please keep in your prayers the Salazar family and all families who have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic. May your loved ones stay well and may we all find the collective strength to recover from this virus.