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Candido Camero

Cándido Camero (Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)
Cándido Camero (Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

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November 20, 2020 "Deepest condolences to the Camero family, many, many friends, and fans. Mr. Candido Camero was a percussionist who's considered to be the father of Latin jazz, best known for his conga and bongo drumming. His songs will NEVER be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with the loss of Mr. Candido Camero. May his music keep his memory alive forever." - Tony (DC)
November 18, 2020 "My condolences go out to the Camero family. So sorry for your loss. Candid will be missed by the music world." - LeeRoy
November 17, 2020 "Please accept my sincere condolences for Candido - A Great Human Being of Spiritual Depth, who paved the way for all of us to keep this tradition of religion, music, drumming and spiritually that dissented from a Continent we currently know as Africa! Until we meet again." - Ricky Gordon (Brooklyn, NY)
November 15, 2020 "My sincere condolences to the Camero family, so very sorry for your loss. The music will live on"
November 14, 2020 "Mark Whitsett Percussionist Extraordinare.
My dad was a Congo player who taught me how to play. He had a full Jazz Collection of great congo players.
My dad had Candido every album ever made. I would listen to my dad practice playing Candido the Latin fire and when my dad would goto work. I would sneak in his albums and take Candido music and play it on my record player and beat on the thick old Websters dictionaries, because I did not have any congos nor bongos.
One day my dad heard me and caught me playing beat for beat, lick and style of Candido Camero and was so blown away he brought me my first pair of Congo's.
Gon-Bops. The rest is history.
I've played for Tina Marie, Winans, Commissioned, Yolanda Adams, Randy Scott, Tim Bowman, Althea Rene, Lin Rountree, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, and the list goes on. Thank you Candido Camero for being such an inspiration to me rest well " - Mark Whitsett
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