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"The Mamboniks"

Festivals & FairsThe Mamboniks

Back By Popular Demand! A hit at JxJ 2019. During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them a nickname: the mamboniks. D.C.-based filmmaker Lex Gillespie tracks their joyous story from the Jewish resorts of the Catskills to Manhattan's famed Palladium Ballroom, Florida's Gold Coast Ballroom and of course Havana. Featuring the infectious sounds of Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Mongo SantamarĂ­a, Gillespie explores how Jewish people, Latinos and African-Americans met on the dance floor at a time when America was racially segregated, and anti-Semitism was commonplace.
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Start:
February 16, 2020
End:
February 16, 2020
Where:
Cafritz Hall 1529 16th St NW Washington, District of Columbia United States
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