R.I.P. Cachao

King of Mambo Passes
(Photographed inside his Coral Gables apartment in Miami)

The inventor of Mambo dies at 89 years old this last Saturday. The original Mambo score is framed above his head here. His mass service is to be held in Miami today.

In lieu of flowers, the Lopez family asks that you please make a donation in honor of Maestro Cachao to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital located at 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 650, Miami, FL 33126.

(Jamming, bottom left)

Israel “Cachao” Lopez
September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008

We’ll always remember your music!

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