Latin Music Legends Cándido Camero and Graciela, with Special Guest, Carlos Patato Valdés at Blue Note Monday, Ap

Cándido and Graciela - inolvidable
Cándido and Graciela – inolvidable
Latin music legends Cándido Camero and Graciela are two of the last survivors of the Cubop movement of the late ’40’s, which fused Cuban rhythms with big band Jazz. Together these masters of the art
bring a unique style and easy camaraderie to this new recording, highlighted by Graciela’s call-and-response interplay with the band and Cándido’s subtle wizardry on the conga drums. What you have is inolvidable, unforgettable.

Catch them live in a very rare appearance to launch their first CD (Inolvidable, Chesky Records) together at New York City’s Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street on Monday, April 26 at 8 pm and 10 pm. Call (212) 475-0049 or visit

Long before Celia Cruz was anointed the Queen of Salsa, Graciela was the First Lady of Afro-Cuban song. She is best known as the lead vocalist for Machito and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra from 1943 through the ’70’s. 

Cándido has collaborated with almost all of the great jazz masters, including Clark Terry, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Mongo Santamaria, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente.

An ensemble of the most exciting Latin Jazz talent including Nicky Marrero, Eddie Peralta, Sonny Bravo and Nelson Gonzalez will join this unforgettable duo.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.