Israel Lopez Cachao & Bebo Valdez

A day like today September 14 Mr. Israel Lopez Cachao was born.  Cubans used to call him simply “Cachao” , he had won many Grammy awards as well as a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Cachao died in Miami in 2008. He is credited with creating the Mambo in the late 1930’s.  I want to share with you this video of Cachao on the base and another Cuban master Bebo Valdez on the piano.

Israel Lopez

Israel Lopez Cachao
Born: September 14, 1918
Died: March 22, 2008

 

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