Los Amigos

Founded in 1958 by drummer Guillermo Barreto, Los Amigos (Barreto, Frank Emilio, Gustavo Tamayo, Tata Güines and Papito Hernández - later replaced by Cachaíto López) were active for twenty years, and their line-up over time included the likes of García (bongo), Helio Valdés (violin) and Jesús O'Farril (flute), amongst others.