Sessions in this Series
FILM: “The Mamboniks”
In the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish and Puerto Rican dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot new dance craze from Havana, and earned themselves the nickname: the mamboniks. A surprising and little-known story of two cultures meeting on the dance floor during an ere of segregation and discrimination. Presented by Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History is honored to be a community sponsor. Tickets available at pjff.org.