Latin/Rhythm

Mambo

Character of the Music and the Dance

Mambo was commonly danced at parties in a ballroom to a large band. Meaning that dance was designed to be for high energy music, fast movements, and plenty of spins. The hold in the dance is performed with a wider and more firm hold then its sibling Salsa.

Common Instruments

conga drum, bongo, timbales, claves, trumpet, trombone. saxophone, bass.

Rhytmical Themes

You will hear a constant clicking sound in the background creating the base beat. Its subtle but evident in the music.

Sample Descriptions

TRADITIONAL:
The constant back beat of the music will not always be at the same pitch but it will be constant.

CLICKING:
In this example the primary beat is constant and at the same pitch.

HORNS:
The dance tends to embrace getting dressed up Semi-Formal and going out to a Big Band party to social dance with others.

Click the Samples Below

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