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Candido (Camero)
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Musician
    (April 22, 1921- )
    Born in Havana, Cuba
    Full name was Candido de Guerra Camero
    Jazz conguero and bonguero
    Releases include 'Jingo' and 'Thousand Finger Man'
    He goes by a single pretentious name.
    His first set of bongos, created for him by his professional congo player uncle, consisted of 2 empty cans of condensed milk.
    He never learned to read music.
    He appeared shirtless on his album covers when he was in his 50s.
    He's cited as one of the first to incorporate bongos and congas into jazz.
    He was one of the most in demand session players in music, working with legends like Tony Bennett, Lena Horne and Dinah Washington.
    He's noted for his creating a connection with his audience.
    He continued to play percussion with 'passion' and 'precision' well into his 80s.

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