Legendary Cuban musician Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez diesMarch 24th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Miami, March 24 (IANS) Legendary Cuban musician Israel “Cachao” Lopez, known as the “King of Mambo”, has died at a Miami hospital due to kidney problems, one of the musician’s representatives said, Spain’s EFE news agency reported. Omer Pardillo said Cachao, 89, the co-creator of mambo, died at the Coral Gables Hospital Saturday. Lopez was admitted to the hospital last week.
Cachao became a legend in Cuban music because of his skills as a bassist, distinguishing himself as a mambo and Latin jazz performer. Cachao recently worked with Gloria Estefan on her album “90 Millas”.