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Cachao


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Genres: Jazz, Latin, Pop, World

Israel "Cachao" Lopez (September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008), often known just as "Cachao" (pronounced /kəˈtʃaʊ/ (kər-CHOW)) was a Cuban mambo musician, bassist and composer, who has helped bring mambo music to popularity 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). Lopez has won several Grammy Awards for both his own work and his contributions on albums by Latin music stars, including Gloria Estefan. In 1994, he won a Grammy for Master Sessions Volume 1. In 2003, he won a Latin Grammy... Continue Bio >>


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