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Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s Final Performance Released

Cachao: The Last MamboThe final performance by mambo legend Israel “Cachao” Lopez has been released as a two disc set, entitled The Last Mambo. The concert, which celebrated the bassist’s 80 years in music, was held at the Ziff Opera House a the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami Florida in 2007. The album has Cachao leading a 24-piece orchestra.

The Cuban born Cachao is often credited as the inventor of the mambo and even earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 89, leaving behind a plethora of music for all to enjoy.

Preview and download The Last Mambo:

The Last Mambo Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Mariano Social
  2. Africa Viva
  3. Buenaventura
  4. Los Tres Ases
  5. Isora Club

Disc 2:

  1. Descarga Cachao
  2. Descarga Candido
  3. Lluvia, Viento y Cana
  4. Dos Gardenias
  5. Obsesion
  6. El Cuarto De Tula
  7. Son Las Dos, Rosa
  8. Yambu