Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mambo King Cachao 1918-2008

( Cachao and Andy Garcia at 2005 Latin Grammy awards in Los Angeles PHOTO COURTESY

Israel "Cachao" López was known just as CACHAO, was a Cuban mambo musician, bassist and composer, who has helped bring mambo music to popularity in the United States of America in the early 1950s. He was born in Havana, Cuba. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been described as "the inventor of the mambo". He is considered a master of descarga.
On Saturday, CACHAO passed away at Coral Gables Hospital of kidney failures. Our deepest condolenses to his family, friends, and music lovers all over the world. Read more of CACHAO's life.

Check out CACHAO in one of his many Descargas!!!

DOWNLOAD CACHAO's Cachao - Master Sessions, Vol. 1Master Sessions, Vol. 1