A fellow member of Miami Sound Machine and one of the best percussionists in the world, Rafael Padilla, passed away tragically. Rafael Padilla’s family has not disclosed to the public the circumstances or cause of their loved one’s passing.
Information on funeral services may be released at a later time. Rafael is remembered and missed by everyone, including friends and family, who post tributes and condolences on social media.
“I recently learned of Rafael Padilla’s passing. He served as Miami Sound Machine’s conguero. I had personal ties to him. Please let us know if you are aware of the cause of death’s cause.”
Rafael Padilla was such a fantastic percussionist that it would be simpler to list the people he hasn’t performed with than to name the ones he has. A fellow Miami Sound Machine member was Rafael Padilla.
He was regarded as one of the most incredible people ever. Rafael has included Padilla’s work on CDs because it is as powerful as an ox. He would play solos on his drum set while walking miles each day. Anyone else would be gasping for air.
Numerous artists, including well-known members of the music industry like Al Jarreau, Alejandro Sanz, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Chris Isaak, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Joe Cocker, Michael Buble, and Shakira, have benefited from the excellent rhythmic elements Rafael Padilla has designed from a variety of percussive instruments. He was a gifted musician as well as a great friend.