Moris Cañate

Recorded in his home studio, this lecture/demonstration features Afro-Colombian artist Moris Cañate, founder of CTMD Touring Artists ensemble Grupo Rebolu. With family roots in Palenque de San Basilio in northern Colombia, the first “free town” for Africans in the Americas, he was born into a family in which traditional music, singing, and dance were a part of everyday life. He shares this personal history briefly before delving into a range of Colombian rhythms like bullerenque, baile negro, son de negro, chalupa, and seresese and percussion instruments like the tambore and llamador. See why many consider Cañate to be one of the greatest tambore percussionists in the world. This program is in Spanish, follow along with our English translations.

From The Americas
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