2013 GRAMMY® Winner the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (aka the PMO) is a 20 piece musical group leading the rebirth of the Latin Big Band Sound. The PMO uses the traditions of the classic mambo-craze orchestras of the 1950s to deliver their original music and clever, modern arrangements of hit songs. Currently the only fully active Latin Big Band on the West Coast of the United States, this elite group of the Bay Area’s finest musicians performs in both English and Spanish, and even some French and Portuguese selections.
We are speaking with band co-leader Christian Tumalan about what’s next for PMO and about salsa dancing, music and the intersection of the two. Some resources from today’s show: