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Candido [electronic resource]: Hands of Fire

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This film from Iván Acosta documents Candido's contribution to the world of American jazz, Latin jazz, and Cuban music. Through conversations, performances and testimonies, Candido: Hands of Fire captivates the audience from start to finish. Considered to be one of the greatest Cuban percussionists to come to the United States, Candido Camero has played with legends such as Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Graciela, Tito Rodriguez, Bobby Capo, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Chico O'Farrill, Ray Charles, Mongo Santamaria, John Coltrane, Randy Weston, and many others.
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Run Time
68 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Hands of Fire
  • Candido's Youth in Havana (2:15)
  • Carnival and Learning the Bongos (2:07)
  • Family Influence (3:33)
  • The Armandito Romeu Orchestra (2:11)
  • Friendship with Mongo Santamaria (1:25)
  • Famous Cuban Musicians (1:05)
  • Contribution to American Jazz (1:03)
  • Afro-Cuban Performance (2:52)
  • Evolution of Congas (3:25)
  • Congas Solo (5:32)
  • Danceable Improvisation (1:26)
  • Marketing Origin of Salsa (1:12)
  • Candido's Unique Talent (1:17)
  • Bass and Congas Duet (4:04)
  • Congas Pioneer in New York (1:23)
  • Candido Played With the Jazz Greats (2:07)
  • Candido With Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Taylor (5:29)
  • Recording With The Jazz Greats (4:26)
  • A Gentleman and True Friend (7:59)
  • A Latin Jazz Jam (4:19)
  • Man of a Thousand Fingers (3:34)
  • Credits: Candido: Hands of Fire (3:55)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2006.
Publisher no.
50944 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (68 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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