Famous Mambo Musicians

One will come across many famous mambo musicians from the late 1950s and early 1960s. These were the golden years for the Latin mambo musicians that were referred to as the "Mambo Kings." Pupi Campo, Enrique Jorrín, Orestes López, Perez Prado and Desi Arnaz, just to name a few. Foreign tourists flocked to Havana to enjoy the warm Caribbean breezes and hotter nightclubs swinging to mambo.

These popular mambo musicians have produced fascinating rhythm and were successful in making a new sensational dance. Experimenting with new techniques, with faster beats the result was very pop-oriented. A wave of mambo musicians, with voices and harmonies that perfectly showcased the mambo music, contributed to the innovations like the use of side steps in the dance.

The Percussion Instrument

Get info on Percussion instrument creating the distinct mambo ostinato patterns. See the common Percussion instruments like timbales, cymbals, conga drums..   See More

The Strings Instrument

Read about the Strings instrument, making music with vibrating strings. Discover the use of Strings instruments, guitar, violin, cello in Mambo music.   See More

The Bass Instrument

Get info about Bass instrument, covering a wide range of musical roles in Mambo. See how the Bass instrument acts as a common rhythm section in mambo music.   See More

The Popular Piano Instruments

Read about the Piano instrument, a rhythmic instrument that offers the chordal structure of mambo music. Explore the use of Piano instrument in mambo..   See More

The Mambo Walk

Check out the mambo walk, moderate in difficulty. Learn mambo walk moving forward, backward or side-to-side.   See More

The New Mambo Dance Steps

Get aware on the new mambo dance steps, causing jaws to drop. Impress someone special with new mambo dance steps.   See More