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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)


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

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