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Pérez Prado and mambo — Bibliolore

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 11, 2016

Pérez Prado was largely responsible for establishing and popularizing mambo in the 1950s and 1960s, and was among the first arrangers to introduce full orchestration (including strings) to Latin music. By his mid-20s, while working as a pianist in Havana’s clubs, cinemas, and casinos, Prado began to develop his own unique rhythmic ideas, which began coalescing into mambo—an upbeat […]

via Pérez Prado and mambo — Bibliolore

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