Music for a Sunday: What fun is the mambo

No word on where this particular clip comes from. This tune, and two others by Dámaso Pérez Prado, will be familiar to those who’ve seen The Motorcycle Diaries. It appears in a scene at a Peruvian leprosarium where it turns out that young, pre-revolutionary Che Guevara doesn’t know how to dance. His left-footed efforts, aided and abetted by his wily travelmate Alberto Granado, result in the christening of a raft with the unlikely name of “Mambo-Tango”, with which the two intrepid Argentines end up sailing along the Amazon’s tributaries into Colombia.

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