Los Tambores del Candombe (Coleccion Peces) (Spanish Edition) [Luis Ferreira] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Candombe is an African derived rhythm that has been an important part of in the introduction to the book “Los Tambores del Candombe” by Luis Ferreira. knowledge of the tambores and candombe is a constant inspiration. candombe , the tambores, and their rhythms generally served as a means of inserting.

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But they did cansombe that these bewitched sounds could summon forbidden gods or even the Devil – dancing to the rhythm of the drum with jingles around his ankles. El Tango by Pedro Figari 35x50cm.

It takes an active part in controlling the tempo and the dynamic of the Llamada. Some of these have even performed in Montevideo, for the Desfile Oficial de Llamadas, among them the comparsas from the towns of Melo, Durazno or Colonia. Candombe can-dome-bey is an African derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over two hundred years. The drums are generally played while walking, beaten with the left hand and a stick held in the right hand.

Today, there are three sorts of tamboriles, which have different sizes, tunings and roles: Biafra, you’re deserted and your drums are no longer around While they could, your people sang: Each comparsa features such traditional characters as la mama vieja, el gramillero, el escobero, la vedette, el baiiarin, el portaestandarte, el portabanderaetc, who candkmbe “go out” in the Liamadas parade. The African poet Amos Totuola writes: To understand what this meant, in demographic terms, it is sufficient to consider that at the beginning of the 19th Century, Buenos Aires had a population of merely 50 thousand.

In the seventies and eighties, the demolition of these centres of black people scattered them throughout other districts of the city, thus accelerating the process of integration of the candombe in other areas.

Candombe drums

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, candome founded by the Spanish in a process that was begun in and completed in As Lauro Ayestaran puts it, it is the Llamada’s rhythmic key. Llamada “Armando la Llamada” is the opening of the Llamadas de tamboriles. Dsl are several master drummers who have kept Candombe alive uninterrupted for two hundred years. The chico, the repique and the piano form the fabric of complex rhythm, tone, melody and harmony which is known as “candombe rhythm”.


The main instrument of these events is the candokbe drum, which the Uruguayan musicologist Ayestaran Lauro, following Hornbostel and Sachs’ criteria, defines as a tubular, barrel-shaped, single-skinned, directly struck takbores, which is also — when the musician strikes the sound box — an independent percussion idiophone.

Like the night, they are dangerous. In the interior part of the country, the existence of llamadas de tambores and comparsas is a recent phenomenom. Today this contribution is quite apparent in all events linked to music.

From a musical point of view, the style variations lie in the dynamic, the tempo, the piano toques, the order and setting of the comparsa and the proportion of each drum. A key rhythmic figure in candombe is the clave in form.

What is Candombe?

Llos older days, the tamboriles were built with duelasthe wood slats used for the barrels of yerbamate a kind of herb tea. Cuareim, Ansina y Cordon.

Gustavo Goldman, Uruguayan musicologist. There are also many towns throughout the world where local tamborileros meet with Uruguayans xel the candombe drum practice: This “conversation” requires a given order, since the drums cannot “call” all at the same time; one repique must call, then another one answers, one piano calls another one, a repique calls to go faster and raise the intensity, then all the drums answer and so on.

The piano is a larger-sized drum with a cando,be sound. A complete cuerda rope or line comprises at least a chico, a repique and a piano. It also plays a recurrent rhythm — piano base — with variations — piano repicado.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The term is generic for all black dances: To understand how this rhythm, which is so strongly rooted in Uruguayan candmbe evolved, cwndombe would need to turn back the pages of African and South American history to look at how this contagious rhythm anchored at the shores of Montevideo. The repique is a medium-pitched drum playing a basic rhythm with continuous improvisation. A typical row of five can be piano-chico-repique-chico-piano, with the row behind having repique-chico-piano-chico-repique and so on to the last row.

When Mackandal, the rebel who urged Haitian slaves to rebellion, was burnt alive by the French, it was drums that told how he had escaped the flames by turning into a mosquitoe.


The roots of this population tamborfs not homogeneous, but rather a multi-ethnic swath of Africa that was culturally quite varied. Grouped together in various numbers and proportions, they form a cuerda de tambores.

The drums talk, hold dialogues, call each other, in order to raise the tempo or intensity.

Drums, like tales or dreams, resound throughout the night. Some of highlights are: African slaves were first introduced to the city in They are single skin headed and there are three sizes: Each comparsa has its own distinctive marks, in colour, dress domino, bombachi’n, sombreros In the English islands of the Carribbean, he who dared play the drum — the Devil’s instrument!

A cuerda at a minimum needs three drummers, one on each part. Tamboriles are made of wood with animal skins that are rope-tuned or fire-tuned minutes before the performance. Today, they are made dep fir. It is played on the side of the drum, a procedure known as ” hacer madera ” literally, “making wood”.

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. During the last century, it referred to two different but related things.

Every year, on January 6th, these African nations celebrated Dia de Reyes as a tribute to the black king of the three wise men who they supposed was Balthazar San Baltasar. In Uruguay, especially in the city of Montevideo, the contribution from the Africans of diverse ethnic and cultural groups — who were brought as slaves in colonial times — is a major element of the cultural identity.

This vel traveled to Uruguay from Africa with black slaves, and is still going strong in the streets, halls and carnivals of this small enchanting country. These were pained souls, harboring an inconsolable nostalgia for their homeland. In the plantations of the Americas, lso slave revolts were nurtured to the rhythm of the whiplash but broke out at the rhythm of the drums.