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Cachao (1918–2008)

Cachao was born on September 14, 1918 in Havana, Cuba as Israel Lopez. He was married to Ester Buenaventura. He died on March 22, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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The Birdcage
The Birdcage Soundtrack
Dance with Me
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The Lost City
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 2008 Putzfrau Undercover (TV Movie) (performer: "Mi Guajira" - uncredited)
 2005 The Lost City (performer: "Mambo", "Descarga Cubana #1", "Goza Mi Mambo Cubano", "Yenyere Guma", "Es Diferente", "Guajira Clasica", "A Gozar Con Mi Combo", "Club Social de Marianao", "Cachao's Guiro", "Si Me Pudieras Querer", "Cuba Linda") / (writer: "Goza Mi Mambo Cubano", "Es Diferente", "Guajira Clasica", "A Gozar Con Mi Combo", "Club Social de Marianao", "Cachao's Guiro")
 2003 Chasing Papi (performer: "El Progresso")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (performer: "A Gozar Con Mi Combo")
 2002 Yank Tanks (Documentary) (performer: "Goza Mi Mambo Cubano" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez Rodriguez) / (writer: "Goza Mi Mambo Cubano" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez Rodriguez) / (writer: "Soy El Matancero" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez)
 1999 Buena Vista Social Club (Documentary) (writer: "Chanchullo" - as Israel López)
 1998 Dance with Me (arranger: "Los tres golpes/The Three Beats" - as Israel López Cachao) / (performer: "Descarga cachao", "Romántica mujer", "Los tres golpes/The Three Beats", "Lindo yambu") / (writer: "Descarga cachao" - as Israel López Cachao) / (writer: "Romántica mujer" - as Israel López 'Cachao')
 1996 The Birdcage (performer: "Mi Guajira") / (writer: "Mi Guajira" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez)
 1996 Two Much (performer: "Caribe" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez)
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (performer: "A Gozar Con Mi Combo", "Lluvia, Viento Y Cana") / (writer: "Lluvia, Viento Y Cana" - as Israel "Cachao" López)
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 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie)
Wedding bassist (uncredited)
 1996 No seas cruel
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 2008 Celia: The Queen (Documentary)
 2008 Cachao: Uno Mas (Documentary)
 2000 Calle 54 (Documentary)
Bass (as Israel Lopez 'Cachao')
 1995 Somos un solo pueblo (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #3.133 (1994) ... Himself
 1993 Cachao... Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Israel Lopez 'Cachao'

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Received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (2006). See more »


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