Kako, whose real name was Francisco Bastar, was born in Peurto Rico in 1936. He worked as a dancer on the island before Turning instead to the timbales and other percussive instruments.
Kako was a versatile and respected percussionist who played and recorded with artists such as Tito Puente, Azuquita, Menique and Jerry Williams.
He died in July 1994 whilst serving a sentence in a Texas prison.
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