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The number of participants varies ; there have been cuerdas comprising up to drums. The three main styles of tamobres drum music correspond to the districts of Montevideo which have a larger black population.

They have always deserved suspicion and they have often been guilty. These were pained souls, harboring an cansombe nostalgia for their homeland. There are several master drummers who have kept Candombe alive uninterrupted for two hundred years. Llamada “Armando la Llamada” is the opening of the Llamadas de tamboriles. Each comparsa features such traditional characters as la mama vieja, el gramillero, el escobero, la vedette, el baiiarin, el portaestandarte, el portabanderaetc, who also “go out” in the Liamadas parade.

Drums represent the Afro-Uruguayan cultural celebration par excellence. It also plays a recurrent rhythm — piano base — with variations — piano repicado. Tamboriles are made of wood with animal skins that are rope-tuned or fire-tuned minutes before candomb performance.

Views Read Edit View history. The text that follows are excerpts from books and articles written about candombe, as well as the viewpoint of individuals who have been close to this scene. 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.


In older days, the tamboriles were built with duelasthe wood slats used for the barrels of yerbamate a kind of herb tea. Drums, like tales or dreams, resound throughout the night. In Afro-Montevidean drum music, there are style variations following the zones or districts of the city: Membranophones Uruguayan musical instruments.

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Ne-ia ne-ia cumaia-nagata Ne-ia ne-ia cumaia-nagata. Wearing the best dress they could find, to the beat of the tamboriles or other instruments, such as marimbas, quisanches, zambombas, cajas, tajbores, etc.

Sundays and some rare holidays. It takes an active part in controlling the tempo and the dynamic of the Llamada.

Gustavo Goldman, Uruguayan musicologist. 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. Today, they are made from fir. It takes all its meaning and materializes in the sound exchange of the drums’ call and response.

Madera “wood” refers canrombe a phrase which comes about when candombw stick tamboers the tamboril’s barrel-shaped sound-box. A full cuerda will have drummers, commonly with rows of seven or five drummers, mixing the three types of drums. These bursts of thunder were the signal which triggered the revolts. To understand what this meant, in demographic terms, it is sufficient to consider that at the beginning of the 19th Century, Buenos Aires had a population of merely 50 thousand.

The term candombe has been used to represent various things through the ages. The drums are generally played while walking, beaten with the left hand and a stick held in the right hand. The repique is a medium-pitched drum playing a basic rhythm with continuous improvisation. Women have also started playing candombe drums and even directing cuerdas in San Jose and Canelones. El Tango by Pedro Figari 35x50cm.

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In the plantations of the Americas, the slave revolts were tambored to the rhythm of the whiplash but broke out at the rhythm of the drums.


Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on Grouped together in various numbers and proportions, they form a cuerda de tambores.

This rhythm traveled to Uruguay from Africa with black candlmbe, and is still going strong in the streets, halls and carnivals of this small enchanting country.

During the last century, it referred to two different but related things. Oriental Republic of Uruguay Short Form: The rhythm it plays serves as a reference. The drums spread through the streets of the city; their music, their powerful sound and the solidarity and identity they represent, form a kind of cultural resistance which is patiently pacifist but surely not passive. Each comparsa has its own distinctive marks, in colour, dress domino, bombachi’n, sombreros The drums talk, hold dialogues, call each other, in order to candomge the tempo or intensity.

There are also several families related to drum music and carnival comparsas which originated in these districtsamong them the Silva and Martirena families in tmabores Sur district, the Oviedo and Gimenez families in Ansina and the Pintos family in Cordon.

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Today this contribution is quite apparent in all events linked to music. For example, Cuareim plays more softly and slowly than Ansina and Cordon, while these raise the tempo and dynamic more frequently. These are found in the Sur, Cordon and Palermo barrios, or in the Cuareim, Gaboto and Ansina streets of these districts.