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The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation

Latin Roots Live!

Latin Roots Live XPN Welcomes the Mural Arts Open Source Block Party.
Join us for a neighborhood celebration with artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia.
Music by CALMA CARMONA, DENDE & BAND, and DJ Rahsaan. Also enjoy treats from local shops, dance lessons, interactive art and more!

Latin Roots#47 - Rachel Faro Takes Us To Uruguay For The African Influenced Style Candombe

Rachel Faro Takes Us To Uruguay For The African Influenced Style Candombe

Record producer and recording artist Rachel Faro returns to Latin Roots to discuss a musical style from the sometimes overlooked country of Uruguay. Separated by a river from Argentina and nestled next to southern Brazil, Uruguay had the same influx of African slaves as Brazil with a similar musical results. In Uruguay the Afro-Uruguayan form is Candombe.
It’s a highly rhythmic music played on sets of three drums and has been a part of carnival celebrations for centuries. Rachel plays us an older version of the style by Ruben Rada and then a Candombe influenced tune from the well-known percussionist Airto.

Explore more with the Candombe Spotify playlist below.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

Session Setlist
Ruben Rada - Tengo un Candombre para Gardel
Airto Moreira - Fingers (El Rada)
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    Latin Roots: Rachel Faro On Candombe Hear the record producer and artist discuss the Afro-Uruguayan style of Latin music. While the genre is popular in Uruguay, Candombe often goes overlooked outside of the country.
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Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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