Candombe is an Uruguayan music and dance style originating with African slaves. Candombe is to Uruguay what Rumba is to Cuba and Samba to Brazil – the national rhythm. This Uruguayan music style is based on three different Candombe drums: chico, repique and piano drums. For this video lesson, Edgardo will teach you how to incorporate tumbadora drums and also explain a key rhythmic figure in candombe similar to the clave (in 3–2 form) that is played on the side of the drum, a procedure known as “hacer madera” (“making wood”).
Practice playing on the Latin Percussion LP City Wood Congas 10″ & 11″ Set: http://amzn.to/1Uz3kQK
Candombe music is usually played in February during carnival in Montevideo, Uruguay at dance parades called “Llamadas” and “Desfile Innaugural del Carnaval”.
Conga Instructor: Edgardo Cambon
Conga Video Lesson # 5
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