Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Esteban Vega "Chachá" Bacallao

Founding member of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Esteban Vega "Chachá" Bacallao celebrates a birthday today, Nov 29 1925, making him 82.

Here is a short clip of an interview with him I found (unfortunately overdubbed rather than subtitled).

(The clip is from a great documentary, "In Cuba They're Still Dancing" directed by Barbara Orton.)

I know some of you out there must have met Chachá or studied with him, feel free to comment, we'd be interested to hear about your experiences. Anyone seen him recently? Hope he's doing well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I haven't studied with the great Cha Cha, but consider myself a student of his music and his quinto playing!