Sat Aug 03 2019


4:30 pm
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia

The Mamboniks

Piedmont Theatre
5133, 4186 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
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Bagels meet bongos in “”The Mamboniks,”” a feature-length documentary that tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music and dance. Set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach and the Catskill Mountains, this fun, uplifting film features a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the 1950s. Now retired yet still dancing, they share their passion for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a world-wide sensation. With an infectious soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and mambo king Pérez Prado, this film explores a mostly unexamined aspect of Jewish life and culture.

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