As opposed to Salsa Mambo,
the American style Mambo is more stylish, with more dramatic
poses and tricks. Most people have trouble breaking on the two
This is a rare clip of Tito Puente,
considered the best Afro-Cuban musician and timbales drummer
ever, demonstrating his incredible skills on the timbales.
Here, Tito plays
Mambo Birdland, a classic. He drives the band along with his
drums, representing a whole percussion section all by himself.
Demo of basic steps by www.ballroomdancers.com