Famous Mambo Musicians
One will come across many famous mambo musicians from the late 1950s and early 1960s. These were the golden years for the Latin mambo musicians that were referred to as the "Mambo Kings." Pupi Campo, Enrique Jorrín, Orestes López, Perez Prado and Desi Arnaz, just to name a few. Foreign tourists flocked to Havana to enjoy the warm Caribbean breezes and hotter nightclubs swinging to mambo.
These popular mambo musicians have produced fascinating rhythm and were successful in making a new sensational dance. Experimenting with new techniques, with faster beats the result was very pop-oriented. A wave of mambo musicians, with voices and harmonies that perfectly showcased the mambo music, contributed to the innovations like the use of side steps in the dance.