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Candido Camero
Percussionist Candido Camero.jpg
At a concert in 2008
Background information
Birth name Candido de Guerra Camero
Born (1921-04-22)22 April 1921
Havana, Cuba
Died 7 November 2020(2020-11-07) (aged 99)
New York City, U.S.
Genres Afro-Cuban jazz, disco
Occupation(s) Musician
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.

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

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