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Radio Show!

The Perfect Combination of Music & History

Mixed and Discussed by Victor Parra

With The Mambo Express, you will be greeted by the rich and original sounds of Afro Cuban music. Close your eyes as the ever-changing rhythms play in your ears. Nothing quite soothes the soul like music rich in origin and timeless style.

The Mambo Express not only plays a wide selection of favorite jazz music but includes the knowledge and experience of Victor Parra's commentary. Combined with his favorite collections, he discusses the historical importance of Afro Cuban music, the similarities in the sounds of today's Afro Cuban music as compared to the rhythms of the past. Parra also compares Charanga and Conjunto music. His intimate familiarity of the music provides for three hours of passionate music and knowledge, not found on any other station. Hop aboard "The Mambo Express" for sweet sounds, and great history! THE ONLY MAMBO IN TOWN!

The legendary Victor Parra, who has shared his deep knowledge and love of Afro-Cuban jazz with Chicago radio listeners for so many years has retired.

About Victor Parra and the Band

The group performs Afro Cuban Music, Mambo, Cha,Cha,Cha, SonMontuno, originating back in the 40s and 50s. We have been a band for more than 30 years, and share our love of the music with you on weekly occasions at select clubs around Chicago. Give us a call if you are looking for unique but perfected sounds to liven up your parties or special occasions. We bring soul music to you! CON SABOR DEL ALMA!

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Music for the soul from the Mambo Express Afro Cuban Band, Contact us today!
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