Bands/Musicians The Best Candombe Artists  

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Candombe artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good candombe bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top candombe bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Candombe groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all candombe bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest candombe bands of all time, since the most famous candombe artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best candombe music.

You can click on the candombe band names to see more information about that particular notable candombe group. If they're near the top of the best candombe artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top candombe bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the candombe band names themselves.

Artists include everything from Bersuit to Eduardo Mateo. Downvote your least favorite artists to see them go down to the bottom of the list where no one will ever see them. Give a thumbs down to artists like Ruben Rada and Jimmy Santos if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in candombe music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new candombe bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of candombe, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into candombe music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good candombe bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent candombe bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best candombe bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest candombe musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular candombe bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Bersuit Vergarabat, formed formally in 1988, is an Argentine rock band. The previous name of the band was Henry y la Palangana. The band changed its name appeared constantly and alternative name that literally invented words are meaningless as "Ernios of arcabio", "Aparrata Vergi", "Serious Soneub"; but eventually settled on "Bersuit Vergarabat Van de ir" then keeping only "Bersuit Vergarabat" his most iconic name. After two albums of underground transgressor rock, the band began to experiment with Latin American rhythms such as cumbia, chacarera, candombe and cuartetazo. The lyrics, though, remained acid and critical with regard to political and social problems. The current formation is ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Chacarera, Rock music, Rock en Español, Jazz fusion, Cumbia, + more

Albums: ?, La argentinidad al palo, Hijos del Culo, Libertinaje, La Historia de Don Leopardo y Vit Tompzio, + more

Career Began: Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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Genres (Music): Candombe

Nationality: Uruguay

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Rubén Rada; moniker "El Negro Rada" is an Afro-Uruguayan percussionist, composer and singer. He is closely associated with Candombe, an Afro–Uruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of drums: ´chico´, ‘repique’ and ‘piano’. Rada recorded more than 30 albums, which today are considered Uruguayan classics. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Latin jazz, Jazz, Candombe

Albums: Montevideo Dos, Montevideo, Sueños de Niño (Rada Para Niños), Rubenra, Quien va a cantar, + more

Nationality: Uruguay

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Eduardo Mateo was a Uruguayan singer, songwriter, guitarist and arranger. He played a key role in the development of the modern Uruguayan music mixing beat, jazz, bossa nova and local rhythms like candombe, in a way similar to Brazilian Tropicalismo. Musicians like Academy Award winner Jorge Drexler cited Mateo as a big influence. Artists like Fattoruso Trio, Jaime Roos, Sandra Mihanovich, Pedro Aznar, Milton Nascimento, Leon Gieco, Mio Matsuda, Tomohiro Yahiro, etc. have covered his songs. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Rock music, World music, Candombe

Albums: Mateo Solo Bien Se Lame

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