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A popular timbalero, bandleader, and occasional label executive for Alegre Records, Kako recorded as a leader only sparingly, but contributed much to the development of Latin music from his debut in the 1950s to the end of the century. Born Francisco Bastar in San Juan's Barrio Obrero, Kako worked as a dancer early on and began playing percussion -- including timbales, conga, and bongo -- for bands led by Arsenio Rodriguez, Tito Puente, and Mongo Santamaria. He recorded a single... Read more

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