Musica Paradiso, songs and stories of the Silver Screen
Candombe! Afro-uruguayan songs and drums
This band came together to celebrate the unique songs and drumming of Uruguay, featuring three fantastic UK-based Uruguayan musicians (Andres Ticino, Guillermo Hill and Andy Lafone).
With its strong African roots, infectious beats and beautiful melodies, Uruguayan candombe is the unsung hero of South American music styles. Fun, danceable, sometimes a political commentary, sometimes a sensual invitation to dance.
It lives and breathes in the back streets of Montevideo, where it was born before the origins of Tango, and has evolved throughout the 20th century with diverse influences from jazz, bossa nova and funk.