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Candombe from Uruguay w/ Edgardo Cambón


World Drum Weekend
Candombe from Uruguay
w/ Edgardo Cambón

Sunday, August 7, 12:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

World Drum Weekend Series: Hands-On: SFJAZZ 4th Annual World Drum Weekend!  

Candombe from Uruguay w/ Edgardo Cambón

Uruguayan born percussionist and Bay Area resident Edgardo Cambón returns for another exciting candombe workshop for percussionist of all levels. What is candombe? The term derives from the African term “ka-ndombe” in Kimbundu (Bantú-Angolan language,) meaning “dance with drums,” and is the most important Afro-Uruguayan folkloric form and a cultural expression of Uruguayan society. Candombe is to Uruguayans what samba is to Brazilians, rumba and son to Cubans, bomba and plena to Puerto Ricans, and was recently declared by the United Nations as “Patrimonio de la Humanidad” (“Patrimony of Humanity”), giving rise to further international interest and relevance in its protected status. Come learn the fascinating and captivating rhythms of candombe with Uruguayan native instructor Edgardo Cambón!


More on Edgardo Cambon!

Drummer, vocalist and bandleader Edgardo Cambón began his professional career at the early age of 9 in his native Uruguay, singing Tangos on public TV, and playing traditional "Bombo Leguero" (a low pitch double headed drum, very popular throughout South America) as well as the Uruguayan Candombe drums. Cambon has performed and toured throughout South America, Europe and Africa and has resided in the USA since 1987. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as "Chucho" Valdes (Irakere), Carlos Santana, José Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Keith Terry (Crosspulse), Omar Sosa, Andy Narell, and many others, and is an active clinician/educator, having taught workshops on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Uruguayan Percussion and vocals in many universities throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Edgardo leads his own Salsa/Latin Jazz band, Candela, in which he handles both the conga playing and lead vocal responsibilities simultaneously! Candela just celebrated 30 years of continuous success, making them one of the oldest and most re-known Salsa Bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. More info at:

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