Pony Mambo Party

The floor is open.  Shall we dance?

All pictures from PBS’ America’s Ballroom challenge

The mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance.  Mambo was the name of a Haitian Voodoo princess.  It means conversation with the gods. The first music called “mambo” was written in the late 1930s by a Cuban composer.  Instruments commonly used for mambo music are conga, cajon, bango, timbales, claves, upright bass, piano, trombone, trumpet and saxophone.  

The mambo craze began in the late 1940s when a musician named Perez Prado came up with a dance to go with it.  

Hit it Perez!

Mambo No. 5

Now for some modern mambo craze.  This is a fun song and the video rocks!

The Mambo Craze by De Phazz

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so sexxxay!

wooooweee! This is the same guy as in the photo at the top, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine   (with a different partner).


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  1. We can leave your friends behind

    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance

    Well they’re no friends of mine

    (I seem to be getting a lot of mileage out of that particular verse these days! I guess I’m not averse to using it.)

  2. And I am no expert on Cuban music are

    Tiempo Libre

    who are influence by timba styles…. And Cubanismo also timba influenced. Basically…. big horn sound very dancable and infectious.

    • nocatz on February 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm

  3. Lilia Prado!!

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