Ruben Rada

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Birthday
17, 1943
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay

About

Composer and singer most recognized for his work with Candombe, a popular Afro–Uruguayan rhythmic style of music. This style was rooted in three different types of drums: chico, repique, and piano.

Before Fame

He formed the group El Kinto Conjunto with friend Eduardo Mateo in 1965.

Trivia

He was honored with the The Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

Family Life

He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Associated With

His fanbase included such luminaries as Paul McCartney and Brazilian singer Milton Nascimento.