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Pérez Prado

Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, pianist and composer who popularized the mambo in the late 1940s. He frequently made brief appearances in films, primarily of the rumberas genre. The success of his orchestra and hits such as "Mambo No. 5" earned him the nickname "King of the Mambo". His stage name was simply Pérez Prado, although his brother Pantaleón also used the same name in the 1970s, which led to confusion... Read More

Birth nameDámaso Pérez Prado
Also known as"Prez" Prado, "The King of the Mambo"
BornDecember 11, 1916
Matanzas, Cuba
DiedSeptember 14, 1989 (aged 72)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation(s)Musician, arranger, bandleader, composer
Years active1933–1987
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