Israel “Cachao” López

Cachao: Uno Más

Sobre Cachao

En la herencia formidable de la música cubana, nadie es más importante que el bajista por excelencia, Israel ‘Cachao’ López. Nació en 1918 en una familia de respetados músicos y maestros entrenados de forma clásica, y se convirtió en su más célebre exponente. Criado en La Habana en la misma casa donde nació el legendario patriota, poeta y revolucionario José Martí, Cachao revolucionaría la esencia de la música cubana.

Cachao: Uno Más

Interview with Producer Steve Ujlaki

Stephen Ujlaki, Cinema Department Chair at San Francisco State University and producer of Cachao: Uno Más for American Masters answered some questions about his interest in Afro-Cuban jazz and the making of the documentary.

Cachao: Uno Más

Memories of Cachao

In these outtakes from the film, Gloria Estefen, Andy Garcia, and John Santos tell their favorite stories and recall memories of Cachao. They describe the ways his music influenced their lives and tell anecdotes from his life, including one of Cachao’s favorite jokes about how to kill a cat.

Cachao: Uno Más

About the Film

The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez died on March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. American Masters’ bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas premieres Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings.)