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CaptionThe purpose of this website is to introduce you to this wonderful Afro-Uruguayan rhythm its origin its sound images and many of the people involved. You will learn about the three different tambores drums tambor piano tambor chico and tambor repique that when played together create this unique rhythm. Candombe can-dome-bey is an African derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over two hundred years. Uruguay with a population of approximately 3.2 million is a small country located in South America bordered by its two massive neighbors Brazil 162 million to the East and Argentina 34 million to the West. This rhythm traveled to Uruguay from Africa with black slaves and is still going strong in the streets halls and carnivals of this small enchanting country. Candombe is what survives of the ancestral heritage of Bantu roots brought by the blacks arriving at the Río de la Plata. The term is generic for all black dances: synonymous with and evoking the rituals of that race. Its musical spirit sums up the sorrows of the unfortunate slaves who were hastily transplanted to South America to be sold and subjected to brutal work. These were pained souls harboring an inconsolable nostalgia for their homeland. During colonial times the newly arrived Africans called their drums tangó and used this term to refer to the place where they gathered to perform their candombe dances
HeadlineAfro-Uruguayan rhythms
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