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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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Known For

The Birdcage Soundtrack
(1996)
The Lost City Music Department
(2005)
Dance with Me Soundtrack
(1998)

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 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stealing Home (2009) ... (performer: "Elaggua Con Cachao (Coda)")
 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") / (writer: "El Progresso" - as Israel "Cachao" Lopez)
 2003 Comandante (Documentary) (writer: "Buena Vista Social Club" - as Israel López)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) ("A Gozar Con Mi Combo", uncredited) / (writer: "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" - uncredited)
 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)
 1995 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: "A Gozar Con Mi Combo", "Lluvia, Viento Y Cana" - as Israel "Cachao" López)
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Alternate Names:

Israel Lopez 'Cachao' | Israel López 'Cachao'
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Union City Walk of Fame at Celia Cruz Park in Union City, New Jersey on June 11, 2006. See more »

Trademark:

Double bass. See more »

Nickname:

El padre de las Descargas (The Father of Jam Sessions). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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