The History

The Mambo dance originated in Havana, Cuba during the 1930's as a combination of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American cultures. This dance has said to have been connected with voodoo priests in Haiti. Mambo is an African word meaning "chorus or voices" and is said to be a "conversation with the gods" in a Central African language. The Mambo was popularized by a man named Perez Prado and was eventually taken to Mexico soon after.
miguel y claudia festival mundial de salsa cali 2009