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Mambo is a Cuban dance style and musical form. The word 'Mambo' is the name of a voodoo priestess in the language of the African slaves that were imported into the Caribbean.

There were two forms of Mambo dance: single and triple (sometimes called double Mambo); the latter one is thought to be an origin of Cha-cha-cha.

Mambo is at the roots of Salsa dance. It is a part of the American Smooth ballroom dance repertoire.

Mambo section

Mambo is a section of danzon and related musical forms, that features instrumental improvisation.

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