Pachanga is a genre of music which is described as a mixture of son montuno and merengue. This type of music has a festive, lively style and is marked by jocular, mischievous lyrics. The name Pachanga originated in Cuba in 1959 after the release of Eduardo Davidson's track La Pachanga. In 1961, three covers of La Pachanga brought worldwide attention to the style and kicked off a dance-trend amongst Latin populations in the United States. In the US, the style was popularized in New York City Cuban dance halls, along with other Latin-influenced styles such as Mambo. Pachanga is also a Cuban dance style.