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Orlando "Cachaito" López (1933-2009) was a bassist, who had 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… read more

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  • Avatar for doloresayala
    qué gran pérdida musical allá donde estés siempre con swin
  • Avatar for boehj
    this dude really brought the funk. the bass on almost all his recordings is incredible.
  • Avatar for Paivazz
    Grande Mestre
  • Avatar for av1222
    I can't believe he went away...RIP Orlando, I will miss your fabolous music.
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  • Avatar for Drey31
    :( RIP
  • Avatar for edwyncollins
    RIP. Saw the man put on an amazing performance with the 'buena vista' band last year! Great guy!
  • Avatar for sophilovesjazz
    Descanse en paz, maestro.
  • Avatar for lau1
    Sad day .

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