A Revolution in Communication ... that's what the MAMBOPHONE would have been in 1959 ... a spicy device for swinging and jiving rhythm-talk using radio broadcast.
When the mambo, cha cha cha and salsa swept the world in the 1950's they where a festive revolution in the worldwide dance scene as it strode side by side with rock 'n' roll. At the height of their popularity their country of origin went through a completely different revolution. Due to this, the beautiful Caribbean paradise fell in isolation from its frantic widespread mambo audience.
the same reason a new invention didn't reach the worldwide public at all.
Cuban inventors had just finished the prototype of a new communication
device. Based on original African drum-talk the MAMBOPHONE
would, by using it's own radio frequency for communication, skip the language
barrier. A unique invention that could have been put to use all over the
world. The military of the new government took up testing some of the
prototypes, but had problems with sound volume control in combat action
and finally put it aside.
a Caribbean trip several years ago Green Onion were presented the old
designs. They where shown us by a tall slender guy living in some old
beach barracks on the coast near Santiago de Cuba.
Now we proudly present to you the reissued MAMBOPHONE de Cuba.
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