Israel Romero

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Israel Romero
Birth name Israel Romero Ospino
Also known as Pollo Isrra
Origin Villanueva,15 October 1955 La Guajira
Genres Vallenato, Latin
Years active 1976–present
Labels Sony Music

Israel Romero Ospino or popularly known as "El Pollo Isra" (Born in Villanueva, La Guajira in 1954) is a Colombian vallenato musician, composer and accordionist. Romero was along Rafael Orozco Maestre the founder of the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de América.[1]


From 1977 to 1991 the Binomio de Oro recorded 20 albums not counting special contributions to other artist of the "Fiesta Vallenata" compilations, interrupted with the death of lead singer Rafael Orozco.

Singer Gabriel "El Gaby" García replaced Orozco

Jean Carlos Centeno and Jorge Celedon became lead singers

In 1999 singer Jorge Celedon quits the group, replaced by Junior Santiago.