Repique is the name of the 3rd drum in the Candombe.
Candombe is how they call their music, the african descendants in Uruguay. They play this music every Sunday in every neighborhood in Montevideo. They get together in the afternoons on the street and make a fire to warm the drums.
Candombe consists of 3 drums of different sizes… they are the “Piano”, “Chico” and “Repique”. Once the drums are warm, they start playing to the groove of the “clave”. They hang the drums on the shoulders and walk the streets playing loud. A hole candombe “Comparsa” consists of 3 to dozens of players. They play the hole afternoon and all the people of the neighborhood walk around them dancing and smiling.
The idea with Repique Records is to bring this ancient grooves to the present. Maintaining the spirit of the candombe and representing it in a more techno or house avant-garde way.
Roots to the future!