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The Mamboniks

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The Mamboniks

Lox and bagels meet salsa and congos in this joyous and singular celebration of the Jewish love affair with Latin music and dance. Director Lex Gillespie takes us to Havana, Miami Beach, New York, and the Catskills with a zany collection of salsa aficionados, dancers, and musicians from the 1950s, whose age hasn’t cooled their passion for mambo, the hot dance from Havana. With colorful first-person accounts and an infectious Afro-Cuban soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and mambo king Pérez Prado, the film explores a mostly unexamined and exhilarating aspect of Jewish life and culture.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.

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