Berman Night of Learning: The Mamboniks Movie Watch Party and Dance Lesson

June 25, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join on Zoom for a movie watch party of a lively documentary, The Mamboniks.

The Mamboniks tells a little-known story: how Jewish people fell in love with the music and dance of Cuba during the exciting 1950s mambo era. In the 1950s, when much of America was dancing to Elvis and early rock-n-roll, some free-spirited dancers in New York City swayed to a different beat. They fell for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana. Surprisingly, many of them were Jewish. Like the beatniks back then, they earned a nickname: the Mamboniks.

Preview the film through this short clip:

Following the screening, stay on our digital channel to join Mambo Marci Iwrey for a Mambo lesson.

For information, contact the Synagogue Office at 248.357.5544.