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Cachao

Cachao has been played on NTS shows including Jazzman, with Descarga Cubana first played on 9 June 2013.

Israel "Cachao" López (September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008) was a Cuban double bassist 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 (Latin jam sessions).

Cachao was born in 1918 in Havana, into a family of musicians, many of them bassists—around forty or more in his extended family. As an 8-year-old bongo…

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Descarga Cubana
Cachao, Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar, Armando Armenteros, Niño Rivera, Orestes Lopez, Peruchín, Rene Hernandez, Tata Güines
Caney1995
Descarga Cubana
Cachao, Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar, Armando Armenteros, Niño Rivera, Orestes Lopez, Peruchín, Rene Hernandez, Tata GüinesCaney1995
Discogs
Siboney
Cachao
Classic Music2002
Siboney
CachaoClassic Music2002
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Ko-Wo, Ko-Wo
Cachao
Salsoul Records1978
Ko-Wo, Ko-Wo
CachaoSalsoul Records1978
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