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Candido Camero
Percussionist Candido Camero.jpg
At a concert in 2008
Background information
Birth nameCandido de Guerra Camero
Born(1921-04-22)22 April 1921
Havana, Cuba
Died7 November 2020(2020-11-07) (aged 99)
New York City, U.S.
GenresAfro-Cuban jazz, disco
InstrumentsConga, bongo, percussion
LabelsABC-Paramount, Blue Note, Roulette, Polydor, Salsoul, Chesky
Associated actsDizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly

Cándido de Guerra Camero (22 April 1921 – 7 November 2020), also known simply as Cándido, was a Cuban conga and bongo player. He also played the tres, drums, and acoustic bass. He was the first player to create techniques to play multiple conga drums.

Camero died on November 7, 2020, at his home in New York City, aged 99.[1]