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Is there any better way to start a party than by yelling, “Let’s mambo!”? Is there any way to be still once that crazy Cuban beat has begun? Of course not. In some jurisdictions, it is in fact illegal to yell “mambo” in crowded buildings. WPFW’s Larry Appelbaum will be tempting widespread wiggling when he hosts an evening of discussion and rare video footage of some of the mambo kings at “Jazz on Film: Mambo Dance Party.” Included are ’50s and early-’60s performances from Perez Prado and Tito Rodriguez, as well as scenes from the Jack Paar show featuring his bandleader, Pupi Campo, not to mention excerpts from 1963 Portuguese television (which is a fascinating concept in itself). Appelbaum boldly admits that he will “encourage dancing,” explaining that “it’s the best way to experience the music.” Everybody mambo! at 7 p.m. at Borders, 18th & L Sts. NW. FREE. (202) 466-4999. (Dave Nuttycombe)