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Orlando "Cachaito" López was a Cuban bassist, who gained international attention especially since his involvement in the Buena Vista Social Club recordings. He was nicknamed Cachaito ("little Cachao") after his uncle, the famous bassist and innovator of mambo music Israel "Cachao" López.
Born in Havana, Cuba in 1933, Orlando "Cachaito" López first got actively involved in music when he was only nine years old. By the age of eleven he was involved with an orchestra with his aunt. His early… read more