The Mind Wobbles

So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The angels will be dancing the mambo in heaven tonight...

Cuban musical legend Cachao died this morning.

Damaso Perez-Prado popularized the mambo world-wide, it is believed that Cachao invented the genre.

He was very popular in Cuba but upon coming to Exile he faded into the woodwork, for years playing backup in Cuban wedding bands and crappy clubs. In the late 80s, early 90s actor Andy Garcia *rediscovered* him and thus began his second life as a musical legend.

I'm lucky to have seen him perform often and even meet him a couple of times. He was always the consummate performer and an old-school gentleman. He was admired and respected by all.

The world will be a sadder place without him, but his legacy will endure.

Buenas noches Cachao.

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Blogger sari said...

You know, you really have to appreciate such a musician and it's nice that he was "rediscovered" and so many people were able to enjoy his music.

4:18 AM  

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