Cachao López

Musical Artist

1918 – 2008

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Who was Cachao López?

Israel "Cachao" López, often known as Cachao, was a Cuban musician and composer who helped popularize mambo in the United States in the early 1950s.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, won several Grammy Awards, and has been described as "the inventor of the mambo". He is considered a master of descarga.

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Born
Sep 14, 1918
Havana
Also known as
  • Israel López
  • Cachao Lopez
  • Cachao
  • Cachao y su Orquesta
  • Cachao (Israel Lopez)
  • Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente
  • Cachao Israel Lopez
  • Israel \"Cachao\" López
Siblings
Nationality
  • Cuba
Profession
Died
Mar 22, 2008
Coral Gables

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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