Mambo Kurt

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Mambo Kurt performing at Wacken Open Air 2005

Mambo Kurt (born Rainer Limpinsel; 11 April 1967 in Hagen) is a German comedy and novelty act who performs covers of mainstream and classic rock hits.

Mambo has performed at the Wacken Open Air festival and provides music for a German television show called Verona's World. Mambo Kurt performs on a home organ and changes the style of the song into a Bossa Nova, Samba or Polka style song. He also recruits his nearly 80-year-old home organ teacher, Heidi Schultz, to sing covers of The Sex Pistols, Anarchy In The UK, and The Rolling Stone's Sympathy For The Devil on his latest live album, Sun Of A Beach.[citation needed]

Despite not being known worldwide, Mambo Kurt has gained a large fanbase, most notably the bands Clawfinger and Rammstein.[1] and has appeared repeatedly on television.[2]




  1. ^ Barde, Antoine; Jauniaux, Pierre & Verry, Patrice (2006). Rammstein: les crasheurs de feu (in French). Rosières-en-Haye (Meurthe-et-Moselle): Camion Blanc. pp. 107–112. ISBN 978-2-910196-91-2.
  2. ^ Grisko Michael (2000). Fernsehperspektiven: Aspekte zeitgenössischer Medienkultur (Television perspectives: aspects of contemporary media culture) (in German). Kassel, Hesse, Germany: Hessische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk. pp. 75–76. ISBN 978-3-929061-79-6.

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