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Primary Instrument: Congas

Born: April 22, 1921

One of the great Cuban conga players and percussionists to come in the wake of Chano Pozo, he has been a constant source of authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms since his arrival in the early ‘50’s.

Born Candido Camera, 22 April 1921, Havana, Cuba,with no formal musical training, Candido is largely self taught. He originally started playing on bass and guitar, and later began playing bongos and conga drums. He was with Station CMQ Radio Havana for six years, after which, in 1947 to 1952, he worked with Armando Romue at the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba. In Oct. 1952, he emigrated to the USA, and after a six week engagement at the Clover Club in Miami (with the 'Night In Havana' show), he traveled to NYC....
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Featured recording “The conga Kings”

The conga Kings

Chesky Records
2000
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    The Volcanic Plus Latin Fire


    2011
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    Inolvidable

    Chesky Records
    2004
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    Candido

    ABC-Paramount
    2004
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    Beautiful

    Blue Note
    1993
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    Drum Fever

    Polydor
    1993
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    Candi's Funk

    Vampi Soul
    1980
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    Brujerias De Candido / Candido's Latin McGuffa's Dust

    Vampi Soul
    1971
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