Mambo is such an uplifting style of music. The drive of the cowbell and conga beats are signature characteristics of the rhythm and with some practice you can become a one-man mambo ensemble.
Latin Percussion just released a new lesson today from their LP BASICS series where percussionist Bobby Sanabria talks about the history of Mambo, great players of the past and Maestros of the music today. He then demonstrates how to play a basic mambo beat on a drum set using a hi hat for clave, toms for congas, bass drum and cowbells. The pattern sounds fantastic!
At the end, you'll even get a performance tip on how to get the most Mambo out of our cowbell.