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February 3, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Sunday nights, the drummers of Barrio Sur assemble by firelight at an intersection in the historic black neighborhood in a tranquil corner of South America. Flames dance in a gutter bonfire lighted to tone the hides of the drums. Bottles of red wine change hands. Children cavort. Rows of drummers pound down the street in a blur of muscle, sweat and sound, filling the night with an African-derived rhythm known as candombe.
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February 3, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Sunday nights, the drummers of Barrio Sur assemble by firelight at an intersection in the historic black neighborhood in a tranquil corner of South America. Flames dance in a gutter bonfire lighted to tone the hides of the drums. Bottles of red wine change hands. Children cavort. Rows of drummers pound down the street in a blur of muscle, sweat and sound, filling the night with an African-derived rhythm known as candombe.
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May 27, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flanked by village elders, the Maya priest makes his rounds. Clouds of copal incense, said to nourish the gods of creation, envelop his unhurried entourage. He pauses to chat in his native Kanjobal with a group of weavers, exchanges greetings with a gathering of herbal healers, and stops by the workshop of an artisan fashioning a marimba. The celebrants kneel before a wooden cross, its four points representing the breadth of the universe.
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