Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description "The Home of the Mambo." This "mecca" for Latin music paralleled the rise in popularity from the 1940s through the 60s of Afro-Cuban music, dances and rhythms. Continuous music guaranteed a dedication to dancing and little time for anything else -- not even flirting! When Palladium regulars adopted the Mambo and Cha-cha-Cha, they became the new dances crazes of this country. In the Palladium tradition, 651 presents:
Tito Puente & Orchestra: "El Rey" -- the king of Latin Music performing for over 50 years in New York City.
Ray Barretto & his Orchestra: Renowned bandleader and Latin percussionist extraordinaire.
Orchestra Broadway: The longest running charanga band in the United States.
Special Invited Guest Israel "Cachao" Lopez, creator of the Mambo.