Cachao On TV

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

I was fortunate enough to be a part of the film documentary “Cachao Uno Mas” focusing on the late great music legend Israel Lopez “Cachao”. The film is being aired nationally tonight on PBS. In the film, I was caught in the act of interviewing Cachao for my KPFA program “Con Sabor” at the Cigar Bar in San Francisco. A film crew was present to capture Cachao during the course of a weekend as he was being honored at San Francisco State University and later culminating with a fantastic concert at Bimbos 365 Club with Cachao, actor/musician Andy Garcia and the Cineson All Stars with local greats John Santos and Wayne Wallace. The original version of the film premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2008 and has been screened at various international film festivals. The TV version is a new version of the film with added interviews with Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Arturo Sandoval. This film is a testament to the greatness of this master musician and the gentle, humble human being that was Cachao.