An man sips mate while watching a drum practice on the corner of Curuguaty and Carlos Gardel in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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An man sips mate while watching a drum practice on the corner of Curuguaty and Carlos Gardel in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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One of the most imporant elements of Carnaval in Uruguay is Candombe, an African drum rhythm played on tambor drums. It was revitalized in the Americas by black slave descendents as a way by which to reclaim their cultural heritage and battle for civil rights.