Cándido de Guerra Camero (“Candido”) was born April 22, 1921 in Cuba.

At the time of this writing (June 22, 2016) you can still see him perform.

If you get the chance, do not miss it.

At 95, he needs a little help to get to his seat and drums, but from the first slap the power resonates from him and fills the room.

In the 1940s like so many Cuban music masters he moved to New York City where he has had an incalculable influence on the world of percussion and in fact is the most recorded conga drummer in the history of jazz.

Candido shows his prowess on the bass and the cowbell. No one sets a better groove!

Candido swings with some young cats…

The band is Unity. Recorded by Congahead .

Candido Camero-conga
Axel Laugart-keyboard
Amaury Acosta-drums
Max Cudworth-alto sax
Mike Rodriguez-trumpet
Chris Smith-bass
Michael Valeanu-guitar
Mauricio Herrera-percussion

Composed by- Candido Camero
Arranged by Amaury Acosta/Mike Rodriguez

– Ken McCarthy
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