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Uruguay - Postcard El toque del Candombe by Ruben Darío Galloza (1926-2002)

Galloza’s painting represents a scene of the afro-American dance called Candombe. Galloza made numerous paintings dedicated to this dance. He was one of the few African descendants influenced by Figari’s themes and colours.

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Current Use

It is part of the archive that documents and refers to the life and works of Pedro Figari


Correo Uruguayo. Administración Nacional de Correos (Uruguayan Post Office. National Post Administration)

Publication date

October 2007 Day of Heritage: Afro-Uruguayan Cultures


The graphic design of the postcard was made by Gabriel Casas