Where did the tradition of candombe originate?

Where did the tradition of candombe originate?

Candombe is a style of music and dance that originated in Uruguay among the descendants of liberated African slaves. In 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed candombe in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is candombe dance?

performance in Uruguay The candombe is a folk dance performed at Carnival mainly by Uruguayans of African ancestry. The guitar is the preferred musical instrument; and, in a popular contest called the payada, two singers, each with a guitar, take turns improvising verses to the same tune.

What Argentine rhythms has African influence?

Most tangueros agree that African influences were strong in Argentina in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when tango’s roots were watered by the candombe societies, resulting in the quickstep milonga that tangueros still dance today, and canyengue, tango’s “melting” predecessor.

What instruments are used in candombe?

Candombe music from Uruguay uses wooden drums that are shaped like barrels and called tamboriles. You wear them with one strap over your shoulder (called a talig or talí) and play them with a stick in your other hand. There are three kinds of tamboriles: chico (alto), repique (tenor), and piano (bass).

What influenced candombe?

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.

What genre is Eduardo Mateo?

Eduardo Mateo
Genres Rock, Candombe, world music
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, arranger, musician
Instruments Voice, guitar, percussion
Years active 1960-1990

Why is candombe so important?

Candombe is an expression of culture, art and music, linked to the presence of slaves of African descent who were brought to Uruguay during colonial times. The practice of candombe is associated with populist or left-leaning movements, of resistance and strength, and a calling back to ancestors.