Candombe, analysis and documentation

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The candombe tradition, and candombe drumming, in particular, constitute an essential feature of Uruguayan culture. The purpose of this project is to document and analyse various aspects of candombe drumming.

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For several years we have been documenting candombe drumming in recording sessions with recognized referents of the candombe tradition from the Sur, Palermo, and Cordón Norte neighborhoods.

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Our research has generated a series of publications on the analysis of various technical and rhythmic aspects of candombe drumming.

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