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Music, Hear This <i>Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos</i>: Show Preview

Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: Show Preview

The American melting pot has wrought some mighty odd alloys: Machito and Perez Prado, for example, had the pre–rock 'n' roll generations dancing the mambo and rumba. But not all those sounds' purveyors were of Latino extraction. A very popular…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mambo Kings

Mambo Kings

What is mambo? In the '40s and '50s, it was the work of Perez Prado ("the king of the mambo"), Tito Rodriguez, and Tito Puente, who sparked an unprecedented wave of mambo fever. Their music had a heavy instrumental component…
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Chico O'Farrill Though rooted in the secular music of the Congolese, mambo was distinguished by modern Latin big bands (like that of Perez Prado) as a form where brass and sax riffs played against each other. Arrangers like Arturo "Chico"…
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