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At a concert in 2008
|Birth name||Candido de Guerra Camero|
|Born||22 April 1921|
|Died||7 November 2020 (aged 99)|
New York City, U.S.
|Genres||Afro-Cuban jazz, disco|
|Instruments||Conga, bongo, percussion|
|Labels||ABC-Paramount, Blue Note, Roulette, Polydor, Salsoul, Chesky|
|Associated acts||Dizzy 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.
- Contreras, Felix (November 7, 2020). Cándido Camero, A Father Of Latin Jazz, Dies At 99. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2020/11/07/831252398/candido-camero-a-father-of-latin-jazz-dies-at-99. Retrieved November 7, 2020.