Antonio Arcaño

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Antonio Arcaño
Birth name Antonio Arcaño Betancourt
Born (1911-12-29)29 December 1911
Havana, Cuba
Died 1994 (aged 82–83)
Occupation(s) Flautist
Instruments Flute
Associated acts Las Maravillas, Orestes Lopez

Antonio Arcaño Betancourt (Atarés, Havana 29 December 1911 – 1994) was a Cuban flautist bandleader. His orchestra, Las Maravillas, included Orestes Lopez, originator of the Mambo craze with "Mambo".[1]


  1. ^ Joe Conzo, David A. Perez Mambo Diablo: My Journey With Tito Puente 2010 p 81 "Antonio Arcano was now the most popular Cuban orchestra. It was a charanga that included six violins, two cellos, a full percussion section (including a tumbadora or conga), giiiro (gourd), piano and the unadorned flute. With Arcano played the López brothers - Cachao, bass, and Orestes, cello, Jesus López (no relation), piano, and Ulpiano Diaz, piala or timbales. Every night this orchestra could be heard on radio playing the new style danzon mambo. ..."