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.
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Ruben Rada - Tengo un Candombre para Gardel
Airto Moreira - Fingers (El Rada)