Pablo Batista's Mambo Syndicate

is a 10-piece rhythm juggernaut that throws down classic salsa dura, and conjurs up the glory days of massive Saturday night/Sunday afternoon Latin dance parties at New York’s famed Palladium Ballroom. The Mambo Syndicate also formed the nucleus for the Philadelphia Clef Club’s mid-2000s re-creation of the famed “Salsa Meets Jazz” series in the 1970s and ’80s at New York’s Village Gate.

Mambo, rumba, son, guaracha, cha-cha-cha and boleros — the Mambo Syndicate playlist celebrates and pays homage to legendary Latin bandleaders Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Perez Prado, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and more.

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Pablo Batista’s Mambo Syndicate has thrilled and delighted audiences at:

Artsquest/Steelstacks, Bethlehem PA
Boiler Room, Cape May NJ
Congreso de Latinos Gala, Philadelphia
Feria del Barrio, Philadelphia
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Festival
Pope Francis’ Papal Address, Philadelphia (selected from over 300 bands)