A friend just forwarded this video of Candido Camero .
Born in 1921 in a Havana barrio called El Cerro, Candido was initially a multi-instrumentalist. He later became the king of bongos and congas. After a six-year spell with the CMQ Radio Orchestra and a residency at the famed Cabaret Tropicana in Cuba, he moved to New York in 1946. He worked with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito and his Afro-Cubans, and Mario Bauza.
I had the pleasure to see him performing Live in NYC at a few memorable weddings.
Now 87, he still rocks!
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