A New Connection Between African Drumming and New York Jazz

Daniel “Tatita” Marquez hopes to make candombe music a part of the New York Latin jazz world. ABC News ran a story on Tatita, who is from Uruguay and plays the Afro-Uruguayan music with the tamborile drum. The drum is shaped like a barrel and is played while walking. The drummer carries the tamborile using a shoulder strap and a stick, beating both the drum head and the body. Tatita has studied percussion since childhood and visits New York regularly to study various types of world music. Tango’s origins lie in candombe, but in Uruguay, candombe has stayed true to African roots. Read more here: Candombe: Afro-Uruguayan Drums and the Roots of Tango

28th Oct 2014

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