Music from Cuba – Israel “Cachao” Lopez

Israel “Cachao” López ( September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008), 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 (Latin jam sessions).

His greatest compositions are “Mambo” and El Pueblo Nuevo and El social Club de Bienavista (the last two can be heard on the record “Buena Vista Social Club”)

Here is his song “Si me pudieras querer ” ( Oh it´ SO WONDERFUL  !!!!!! )