Luis Jure and Martín Rocamora Guest Lecture
Uruguayan candombe drumming is a rich tradition deeply rooted in the Afro-Atlantic culture. Although not very well-known abroad, Uruguayan candombe possesses a considerable rhythmic wealth and deserves wider recognition. In acknowledgment of its rich history and cultural value, in 2009, it was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
This talk aims to describe the most characteristic performance practices of candombe drumming and analyze its most relevant musical traits, with particular attention to the rhythmic patterns of the three drums used in candombe and their interplay. The talk will also present some lines of research developed in recent years that apply techniques of computational musicology to the analysis of different aspects of candombe drumming.
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