Comments and Opinions
Comments by the Press and other musicians on 'El Toque de Candombe'
Héctor "Finito" Bingert
'At last we have Candombe documented for the world to take
it in, appreciate it and understand it in its most genuine or authentic
form. This book is an open door to Uruguay's greatest musical treasure,
"Candombe, this rhythm of our country (Uruguay) which
we love so much, has a history going back more than 100 years. Until the
'60s, only relatives of those who knew how to play the rhythm were able
to learn it, and thus it came down, generation after generation, to our
'In this method, 'El Toque de Candombe', the authors offer
a practical guide to the basics and more advanced concepts of the magical
rhythm of Afro-Uruguayan origin which for more than two centuries has
been developing in Montevideo and which is today played in parts of the
interior of the country and in other countries.
This book, with the recording that comes with it, gives
a documented overview of the more important aspects of syncopated music
(Candombe) which explained in depth becomes a work of reference for anyone
wanting to get to know this rhythm.
'This book is a killer! I am already a kind of master on the subject (Candombe) and I have been very inspired and happily surprised by this book.'
'This book gives us a great tool to understand and savor the lovely rhythm of Candombe.'
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