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1950s Latin Big Band dance night with MUCHO MAMBO

1950s Latin Big Band dance night with MUCHO MAMBO

6:30pm, Thu 13 June, 2024
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‘1950s Latin Big Band Night’


A celebration of the golden era of Latin music in the 1950s & 1960s

Explosive 13 piece Sydney based Latin big band Mucho Mambo will recreate the famous New York ‘Palladium’ ballroom with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Conga and Bolero.

Known as “the home of the mambo,” the Palladium Ballroom in New York was the most important venue for Latin music and dance throughout the 1950s & 60s.

The Mucho Mambo experience is one of a kind in the music world, a truly authentic and timeless Latin Big Band that transports the audience back to the golden era of Latin and Jazz genres in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Dig out your frills, ruffles and puffy sleeves and be transported to New York and Havana in the 1950s for a huge event not to be missed!

Featuring Australia's best Latin and Jazz musicians, Mucho Mambo’s powerhouse dynamic and distinctive sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big band arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves.

The orchestra’s world class arrangements are influenced by those of the classic orchestras of the 1950's in Cuba and New York and fuse Latin rhythms; Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Conga and Bolero with Jazz harmonies and orchestration; reinventing them with a unique funky modern edge.

“A dynamic Latin musical & visual spectacle not to be missed, a world class orchestra & performance“

"For many years Sydney's Mucho Mambo has been creating sounds inspired by the supple dance grooves of Cuba's Latin-Jazz orchestras from the 1950s and '60s. The music is played with flawless conviction and great panache. This was delightful music in its heyday and sounds like it was invented yesterday when played by Mucho Mambo" Sydney Morning Herald Metro

“One could consider the music of Mucho Mambo in a number of different ways - cultural, social, historical - but most of all, it's quite simply a lot of fun. When the band hits its stride, I defy anyone to remain motionless. Mucho Mambo has something for your head and something for your feet.”  Music Forum magazine

 “This 15 piece Sydney ensemble really captures the sound and spirit of Cuban Big Band music of the 1950s and 60s lovingly recreating the arrangements of this very danceable collection of Cuban favourites. Mucho Mambo are uncanny in the way they recreate the complex but always joyfully danceable sounds of Cuban Big Bands of the 1950s and 1960s.  So much work in make so much fun!”  Lucky Oceans Radio National

Mucho Mambo has recorded 4 albums, ‘Plaza de mambo’ (new album of original tunes released 2022) ‘Organico’ (original tunes released 2017), ‘Homage’ (a tribute to the Cuban Big Bands from the 1950’s and 60’s), ‘Moorish’ (original tunes released 2011) and ‘en Vivo’ (live performance at The Basement in Sydney 2004).


Please have a digital or printed copy of your ticket ready on arrival along with a valid photo ID. Acceptable ID includes a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.

The Brunswick Ballroom strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.

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