A Dance from Cuba
The dance was originated in Havana, Cuba, by Haitian immigrants from Haiti. The "Mambo" was a voodoo Priest that is known as a healer, counselor, or entertainer for the village. The dance was first danced like a "rumba" with a riff ending. A Cuban named Damaso Prado, really specialized in the dance. He was known as he "Mambo King." It was first seen in the United States in 1947 in a New York ballroom. It was heavily influenced by American Jazz musicians in the casinos of Havana.
How To Dance The Mambo : Examples Of Mambo Dance Choreography
The Mambo originated in Cuba in 1943
People who loved the Mambo and often danced it, were called Mambonicks.
The Mambo showed up in the U.S. in 1947 in New York.