MAMBO BABALÚ PRESENTS #ilovemambo!

Honoring the Kings / Creators of Mambo: Perez Prado, Beny Moré, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and Tito Puente and beyond!

Mambo Babalú is a lifestyle brand celebrating the past, present, and future of Mambo as a beautiful art form. Our mission is to activate yesteryears infectious Mambo genre rooted in Cuba, seasoned in Mexico which later culminated as one of the most explosive musical dance movements in New York City in the late ’50s and ’60s and bring it’s swag to today’s generation through music recordings, live activations, merchandising and digital docs-series content.

We are passionate about capturing Mambo’s nostalgic elegance, explosive and rhythmic sounds from a rich cultural background, and propelling the genre’s revival by making a stamp in dance, fashion, and pop culture.

The Mambo Babalú I LOVE MAMBO big band consists of multi GRAMMY® award-winning musicians mostly from the island nation of Cuba who’ve performed at top-tier venues across the globe.

Adeline Ferro

Co-Founder

Adeline Ferro is an award-winning international television programming, co-production and content distribution executive whose three-decade career has spanned leadership positions across major global media companies such as Viacom, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount, Digital Content International/Nordic World, Telemundo and other marquee companies contributing her expertise in the US Hispanic, Latin America and Canada audience market.
Ferro’s career success stories have graced the pages of industry global publications such as WorldScreen News, C21, TV Latina, Produ, VideoAge, TodoTV, Prensario International, Senal Satelital and TV Mas, to name a few.
As VP of International Programming Sales & Formats for Viacom International managing 11+ brands & over 6000+ episodes of programming inventory and format catalogue in all media platforms.
Her tenure during Viacom, she formed multiplatform strategic alliances with leading media companies in Mexico (Televisa), Brazil (TV Globo), PayTV pan-regional partners (ie. Comedy Central, MTV, Sony, Fox and Bell Media, Corus, Quebecor Media) and digital media players (ie Netflix, ClaroVideo, Blim, Movile, Club Illico, Vibiguity, Telefonica, to name a few)
International Emmy Awards and Promax BDA member and Juror. Member of the International Association of Women (IAW), featured in Leaders Latino publication (Dec 2012 / Jan2013). Inducted in the Cambridge Who’s Who (2009), Nominated by B&C publication as Next Wave Generation of Women in Television (2004), Founded Iron Road Non-for-Profit organization with her daughters (2012), serving the community by supporting children and families in need.
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised in Miami’s Suburb, Hialeah, since the age of 5 to Spanish-Cuban parents. Adeline’s early childhood spent with her Mother and sister, Alina, in the “factorias de costuras”: en Hialeah.
As a Co-Founder of The Mambo Babalú Movement, she brings passion and experience in leading the brand’s global efforts and partnerships.

Ivelin Giro

Co-Founder

Ivelin Giro was one of the first supermodels to originate from Cuba. Her image has been prominently displayed across the globe with print campaigns for some of the biggest brands including Gabbana, Valentino, Elle, Vogue to name a few. She transitioned to a successful career as an actress of TV and film, with projects with Telemundo, Sony Pictures, Televisa, Univision and Major Motion Pictures. As a passionate dance teacher and theater and television actor, her entrepreneurial endeavors have included the co-founding, an experimental theater company entitled “Obstáculo” and lingerie made with organic bamboo called Touché Muah amongst other enterprises. Her latest passion, The Mambo Babalú Movement, is an honorary project to her home country which she’s co-founded with a mission of showcasing the Mambo music genre to audiences transgenerationally through an upcoming release of a 12 track curated recording by the renowned Peermusic global publisher and music production studio, activations, concerts, experiential events and beyond.

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