Cachao Net Worth, Biography, Age, Weight, Height

January 1, 2020

Cachao Net Worth

How rich is Israel Lopez? For this question we spent 30 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2021 year – is about $100,9 Million.



Israel Lopez information Birth date: September 14, 1918, Havana, Cuba Death date: March 22, 2008, Coral Gables, Florida, United States Birth place: Havana, Cuba Profession:Soundtrack, Actor Siblings:Orestes L?pez

Height, Weight

:How tall is Cachao – 1,68m.
How much weight is Cachao – 51kg


Cachao Net Worth
Cachao Net Worth
Cachao Net Worth
Cachao Net Worth


Israel L?pez Vald?s, better known as Cachao (/k??t?a?/ k?-CHOW, September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008), was a Cuban double bassist and composer. He is considered one of the most influential charanga bassists of all-time, the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga (improvised Cuban jam sessions). He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won several Grammy Awards from the 1990s.
Biography,Early life and careerCachao was born on September 14, 1918 in Belen, a neighbourhood in Old Havana, into a family of musicians, many of them bassists—around 40 or more in his extended family. He was born and raised in the same house in which Jose Marti was born.As an 8-year-old bongo player, he joined a childrens septet that included a future famous singer and bandleader, Roberto Faz. A year later, already on double bass, he provided music for silent movies in his neighborhood theater, in the company of a pianist who would become a true superstar, the great cabaret performer Ignacio Villa, known as Bola de Nieve.His parents made sure he was classically trained, first at home and then at a conservatory. In his early teens he was already playing contrabass with the Orquesta Filarmonica de La Habana, under the baton of guest conductors including Herbert von Karajan, Igor Stravinsky and Heitor Villa-Lobos. He played with the orchestra from 1930 to 1960.He played the double bass with his late, older brother, the multi-instrumentalist/composer Orestes Lopez, who was known as Macho. The brothers, both members of the charanga Arcano y sus Maravillas, composed literally thousands of danzones together and were a major influence on Cuban music from the 1930s to the 1950s. They introduced the nuevo ritmo (new rhythm) in the late 1930s, which transformed the danzon by introducing African rhythms into Cuban music, which led to mambo. They co-wrote the danzon Mambo which was called the Mother of all Mambos by Cuban writer G. Cabrera Infante. He composed Chanchullo, a danzon on which Oye como va is based. Chanchullo was released in 1957 as a single by Gema. In 1958, Arcano y sus Maravillas disbanded.Cachao and his band, as depicted on the March 1961 edition of the Cuban Show magazine. Left to right: Cachao (bass), Gustavo Tamayo (guiro), Tata Guines (tumbadora), Alejandro El Negro Vivar (trumpet), Rogelio Yeyo Iglesias (bongos) and Guillermo Barreto (timbales). This picture was taken during the same photo shoot that yielded the cover of Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature.One day in 1957 Cachao gathered a group of musicians in the early hours of the morning, energized from playing gigs at Havanas popular nightclubs, to jam in front of the mics of a recording studio. The resulting descargas, known to music aficionados worldwide as Cuban jam sessions, revolutionized Afro-Cuban popular music. Under Cachaos direction, these masters improvised freely in the manner of jazz, but their vocabulary was Cubas popular music. This was the model that would make live performances of Afro-Cuban based genres, from salsa to Latin jazz, so incredibly hot.These descargas were released in 1957 by the Panart label under the title Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature. They have been named by many critics as one of the most essential Cuban records of the 1950s, including being cited by the book 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. Between 1957 and 1959 he recorded many more descargas at Panart studios. These recordings were released in the following years by Kubaney and Maype, and re-released by EGREM. He also recorded descargas with Tojos orchestra and Chico OFarrills All-Stars Cubano amongst other ensembles. He worked alongside Peruchin, Tata Guines and Alejandro El Negro Vivar.ExileIn 1961, Cachao went into exile. He crossed the Atlantic by boat, reaching Madrid thanks to Ernesto Duarte, who demanded him to play with his orchestra and where he spent a few years touring the country, until the orchestra finally broke up in 1963. Then he moved to the U.S. as seen in the documentary film La epoca,[11] Cachao was one of the most in-demand bassists in New York City, together with the likes of Alfonso El Panameno Joseph and Bobby Big Daddy Rodriguez. Joseph and Lopez substituted for each other over a span of five years, performing at New York City clubs and venues such as the Palladium Ballroom, The Roseland, The Birdland, Havana San Juan and Havana Madrid. While Cachao was performing with Machitos orchestra in New York, Joseph was recording and performing with Cuban conga player Candido Camero. When Joseph left Candidos band to work with Charlie Rodriguez and Johnny Pacheco, it was Cachao who took his place in Candidos band.For a while, he had two distinct musical personae. In the New York salsa scene he was revered as a music god, with homage concerts dedicated to him, and records of his music produced by musicologist Rene Lopez in 1977, after over 15 years without recording as a leader. Thanks to Lopez, Cachao was rediscovered by the thriving Latin music scene in NYC. Conversely, in Miami, he was an ordinary working musician who would play quinceaneras and weddings, or back dance bands in the notorious Latin nightclubs of the Miami Vice era.Late careerIn the 1990s, actor Andy Garcia produced the recordings known as Master Sessions and big concerts honoring his legacy. Since then, Cachao became again a household word among Cubans and his reputation continued to grow. His nephew, Orlando Cachaito Lopez, a prolific bassist as well, became one of the mainstays of the famed Buena Vista Social Club group.Cachaos music has been featured in movies such as The Birdcage and on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack. Andy Garcia produced two documentaries about this music, Cachao… como su ritmo no hay dos (With A Rhythm Like No Other) (1993) and Cachao: Uno mas, which premiered in April 2008 at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The inspiration for Cachao: Uno mas, made by San Francisco State Universitys DOC Film Institute, came largely from a concert Cachao played at Bimbos 365 Club in San Francisco, and the films premiere was followed by a tribute concert with the John Santos Band at Yoshis Jazz Club SF.DeathLopez died on the morning of March 22, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida, at the age of 89. He died from complications resulting from kidney failure. Following his death, the Cachaos Mambo All-Stars were formed in his memory. This band, comprising his former bandmates, recorded in his honour.[12]


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