There have been many pieces of music written for the Mambo. Oddly, this is a dance that does not have a regulated pace. Slow Mambo music is approximately 32 beats per minute. This is not slow, and many beginners will have a difficult time keeping up with this speed due...

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Originally introduced in Havana, the Mambo was popular during the 1940's. It was a time when life was more innocent and dancing was a popular thing to do on a date. Latin music spread quickly at that time due to its erotic nature. For years, the Mambo was one of...

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True to its Latino roots, Mambo is considered an erotic dance. The fast steps and swaying hips express sexuality in true Latin fashion. Spins are part of this exotic dance, and help the partners move together at the quick pace demanded by the music. While not an easy dance for...

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Cuba is the country where the Mambo originated. Latin music has long been a part of this culture, but Haitians influenced the music when some settled within the country. Mambo is a Haitian word for a voodoo religious leader. With its closeness to the United States, the original creator of Mambo music was influence by American music as well. American Swing music and Jazz have also been attributed as part of the influences that helped create the Mambo.

Mambo's original appearance was in a Havana nightclub in 1943. The composer and band leader was Perez Prado. His music was popular in Havana at the time, and many other bands were quick to copy his popular style. There have been many versions of Mambo music since its beginnings. Latin bands were the first to pick up on this new dance music and create their own versions. They spread it throughout the world as the music and the dance became popular.