Cachao Lopez

Cachao Lopez bio

Birth Name: Cachao Lopez

Occupation: Bassist

Place Of Birth: Havana

Date Of Birth: September 14, 1918

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Cuban

Cachao Lopez was born on the 14th of September, 1918. He was best known for being a Bassist. Grammy Award winner who was a virtuoso of the descarga and who was known as the inventor of the mambo.

Cachao Lopez was born in Havana. He played music for silent films on his double bass at the age of nine and was playing contrabass in his teenage years with the Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana. In 1957 he gathered what would be known as the first descarga, a Cuban jam session, which reinvented popular Afro-Cuban music.

Cachao Lopez was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

JUMP TO: Cachao Lopez’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Cachao Lopez was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Cachao Lopez is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Cachao’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Cachao Lopez’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Cachao Lopez’s parents.

Associated with

Peter Wilton


Ricardo Trevino


Danny Thompson


Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Cachao Lopez kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Cachao Lopez was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Cachao Lopez
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Cachao Lopez was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Cachao Lopez was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Cachao Lopez had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Cachao Lopez’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Bassist in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Cachao Lopez’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with new details about Cachao Lopez. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.