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Ne-ia ne-ia cumaia-nagata Ne-ia ne-ia cumaia-nagata. The number of participants varies ; there have been cuerdas comprising up to drums.

Candombe drums

In the English islands of the Carribbean, he who dared cabdombe the drum — the Devil’s instrument! A key rhythmic figure in candombe is the clave in form.

These are found in the Sur, Cordon and Palermo barrios, or in the Cuareim, De, and Ansina streets of these districts. Today, the drum toques enjoy growing popularity in our city and our country, to the point that such upper and middle class districts as Pocitos or Malvin have their own cuerdas de tambores. The main instrument of these events is the tamboril drum, which the Uruguayan musicologist Ayestaran Lauro, following Hornbostel and Sachs’ criteria, defines as a tubular, barrel-shaped, single-skinned, directly struck membranophone, which is also — when the musician strikes the sound box — an independent percussion idiophone.

Membranophones Uruguayan musical instruments.

Wearing the best dress they could find, to the beat of the tamboriles or other instruments, such as marimbas, quisanches, zambombas, cajas, mazacallas, etc. In Afro-Montevidean drum music, there are style variations following the zones or districts of the city: El Tango by Pedro Figari 35x50cm. An even larger drum, called bajo or bombo very large, very low timbre, accent on the fourth beatwas once common but is now declining in use. 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.


Tamboriles are made of wood with animal skins that are rope-tuned or fire-tuned minutes before the performance.

There are also many towns throughout the world where local tamborileros meet with Uruguayans around the candombe drum practice: The three main styles of candombe drum music correspond to the districts of Montevideo which have a larger black population.

The repique is a medium-pitched drum playing a basic rhythm with continuous improvisation. The tambores atmbores candombe or tamboriles are drums used in the playing of Candombe music of Uruguay. Cuareim, Ansina y Cordon. The drums talk, hold dialogues, call each other, in order to raise the tempo or intensity. Some of highlights are: This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat There are several master drummers who have kept Candombe alive uninterrupted for two hundred years.

A full cuerda will have drummers, commonly with rows of seven or five drummers, mixing the three types of drums.

Each comparsa cahdombe its own distinctive marks, in colour, dress domino, bombachi’n, sombreros It takes all its meaning and materializes in the sound exchange of the drums’ call and response.

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.


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During the last century, it referred to two different but related things. Llamada “Armando la Llamada” is the opening of canombe Llamadas de tamboriles.

Biafra, you’re deserted and your drums are no longer around While they could, your people sang: Afro-Uruguayans gathered in Naciones Africanas organised as European monarchies with kings, queens, princes, dukes etc.

They banned them and harshly punished their participants, considering the dances a threat to public morals.

The practice of such celebrations as that of the Three Magi has persevered in both the Comparsas Lubolas Black societies of Montevideo’s Carnival and the Llamadas de Tamboriles.

Today this contribution is quite apparent in all events linked to music.

Candombe drums – Wikipedia

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.

Women have also started playing candombe drums and even directing cuerdas in San Jose and Canelones. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.