Dámaso Pérez Prado

Mambo, Musical Artist

1916 – 1989

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Who was Dámaso Pérez Prado?

Dámaso Pérez Prado was a Cuban bandleader, musician, and composer. He is often referred to as the King of the Mambo. Pérez was his surname, thus Dámaso Pérez, his true name, became known by the paternal and maternal surnames Pérez Prado.

His orchestra was the most popular in mambo. His son, Pérez Prado, Jr., continues to direct the Pérez Prado Orchestra in Mexico City to this day.

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Born
Dec 11, 1916
Matanzas
Also known as
  • Perez Prado Orchestra,
  • Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra
  • Pérez Prado y su orquestra
  • Pérez Prado y su Orquesta
  • Prado, Pérez y su orquestra
  • Pérez Prado
  • Perez Prado y su Orquesta
  • Peréz Prado Orchestra
  • Perez Prado
  • Prez Prado
Nationality
  • Cuba
Profession
Lived in
  • Mexico City
Died
Sep 14, 1989
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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