Only three months after winning his second Latin GRAMMY® in the category of “Best Traditional Tropical Album”, the great Cuban bass player and composer Israel López “Cachao” won a GRAMMY in the 54th annual edition of the most prestigious award in music. Posthumously, his last album, “Cachao: The Last Mambo”, was chosen in the category of “Best Tropical Latin Album”. The annual GRAMMY® ceremony was held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and televised on CBS.
“We knew we had a special treasure in this, the last recording of the great Maestro, but we never expected the level of acceptance we have had from the general public, the enthusiastic reviews from critics, and the awards that have been bestowed on it. Producing his last concert and, in turn, his last album, will always be one of the highlights of my career and my life”, said Nelson Albareda, president of Eventus and executive producer of the CD along with Omer
Pardillo-Cid, Christian Thomas and Daniel Palacio.