Candido Camero, conga master who transformed jazz, dies at 99
- November 22, 2020
- Raul Fernandez, Chicano/Latino studies, New York Times, Nov. 22, 2020
“More than any other Latin percussionist of his generation, Cándido succeeded in making the sound of the conga drum a standard coloration in straight-ahead jazz rhythm sections,” Raul A. Fernandez, emeritus professor of Chicano and Latin studies at the University of California, Irvine, who wrote about Mr. Camero in “From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz” (2006), said by email.
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