Mambo

  1. Jose Curbelo, Veteran Cuban Musician and Manager, Dead at 95

    September 22, 2012 11:26 AM EDT José Antonio Curbelo, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and eventually manager and concert promoter who was sometimes described as "The last mambo king," died Sept. 21 in Miami. He was 95 years old. The cause of death was congestive heart fail ...

  2. New Exhibit Traces History of Latin Music at Hollywood Bowl

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The program of a 1945 "Latin-American Fiesta" starring Desi Arnaz, concert photos of Yma Sumac, Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, and videos of current Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel are included in an exhibition spotlighti ...

  3. 'Cuban Pete' Dies At 81 In Miami

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar, one of the leading mambo dancers of the 1950s, has died. He was 81. The mambo legend passed away Tuesday at the Sinai Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Miami, said Barbara Craddock, his longtime dan ...

  4. Peruvian Soprano Yma Sumac Dies

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac, known for her astounding vocal range and for her unusual readings of folkloric South American music, died Nov. 2 in Los Angeles after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. She was 86 years old. Born Zoila Augusta Emperatr ...

  5. Cuban Bass Player Israel Lopez 'Cachao' Dies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban bass player Israel López "Cachao," whose place in history as one of the creators of the mambo was forgotten literally for decades before he was rediscovered and launched to a broad audience in the 1990s, has died. He was 89 years o ...

  6. King Nando Dies At 62

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist and musician King Nando, who helped popularize boogaloo in the '60s and '70s, has died. He was 62. The artist born Fernando Rivera died in his sleep Saturday (Feb. 2), according to a spokesperson for his former manager Richie Boni ...

  7. Roof Records, Machete Music Team

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label The Roof Records is partnering with Machete Music for four releases this year in the urban mambo genre, including a DVD on the developing style of spoken word over a lightning-quick drumbeat. The first compilation, "Mambo Factory ...

  8. Trombonist Juan Pablo Torres Dies

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Was member of Cuban Masters. Juan Pablo Torres, a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, died April 17 in Miami. He was 59. Torres had an inoperable ...