Uruguay, with a population of about 3.2 million, is a small country
located in S. America, bordered by its two massive neighbors,
Brazil (162 million) to the East, and Argentina (34 million) to
the West. Candombe is a way of life down there. the kids even
play Candombe in the streets.
Candombe (can-dome-bey) is an African derived
rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for
over two hundred years. This rhythm traveled to Uruguay from Africa
with black slaves, and is still going strong in the streets, halls
and carnivals of the country.
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There's a great deal more at the Candombe.comwebsite, including more sounds, photos and paintings of Candombe
culture by top Uruguayan artists.
These sounds and images are
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A good Candombe CD is Candombe,
by Grupo del Cuareim