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Legal name: Cándido de Guerra Camero


Cándido de Guerra Camero, also known simply as Candido (born April 22, 1921) is a Cuban-born percussionist (mainly conga and bongo) and the most recorded conga drummer in the history of jazz. He also plays the tres (Cuban mandolin), drumset and acoustic bass. He has worked in a all aspects of popular music from pop, rock, R&B and disco to Afro-Cuban dance music and Latin jazz. He is the first player to develop the techniques to play multiple conga drums, co-ordinated independence and the use of multiple percussion - one player playing a variety of percussion instruments silmultaneously.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Candido (feat. Al Cohn) Candido 2
1957 The Volcanic Candido 1
1958 In Indigo Candido 2
1959 Latin Fire: The Big Beat of Candido Candido 1
1971 Beautiful Candido 2
1971 Brujeias De Candido Candido 2
1973 Drum Fever Candido 1
1979 Candi's Funk Candido 1
2004 Inolvidable Candido & Graciela 2
2014 The Master Candido 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Anthology Candido 1
The Volcanic & Latin Fire Candido 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Dancin' & Prancin' Candido 1

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