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The Embassy Celebrates Holiday Season to the Rhythm of Candombe

The uniquely Uruguayan Candombe beat accompanied annual awards and tree lighting ceremony

Posted: December 15, 2005

The U.S. Embassy Montevideo kicked off its holiday season with a festive celebration featuring a live rendition of Candombe, an African derived, uniquely Uruguayan rhythm, that captivated embassy staff with the luring sound of its drums. During the event, U.S. Chargé D'Affairs James Nealon presented the annual personnel awards and congratulated the staff for a job well done.

The embassy's Christmas tree lighting followed the celebration.

For additional information on Candombe, please visit www.candombe.com

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