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MAMBO

Mambo is a rythm and a dance originating in Africa, which was developed sincretically in Cuba and became one of the most popular Latin American music styles in mids 1950. Mambo was practiced with a sophisticated style in New York that made jump Palladium Ballroom.

Mambo is danced following a syncopated beat, mix of African, Latin American and jazz music, and it has a characteristic silence tempo in each pace, that matches with a pause in dancers' movement, with the goal of stress the syncop (move of rythmic accent from strong to soft beat pace).

In modern mambo, current jazz technical elements are introduced, but not forgetting Afro-Antillian roots.

 
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