Cachao López

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Birthday
14, 1918
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
Mar 22, 2008 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1918
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
Mar 22, 2008 (89)

About

Grammy Award winner who was a virtuoso of the descarga and who was known as the inventor of the mambo.

Before Fame

He played music for silent films on his double bass at the age of nine and was playing contrabass in his teenage years with the Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana.

Trivia

In 1957 he gathered what would be known as the first descarga, a Cuban jam session, which reinvented popular Afro-Cuban music.

Family Life

He was married to Ester Buenaventura López.

Associated With

Lopez played music on the soundtrack for The Birdcage, which starred Dan Futterman.

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