Santana Shares ‘Candombe Cumbele’ Single Featuring Buika

By Emily VanderWiel May 31, 2019 10:02 am PDT

Santana shared “Candombe Cumbele” featuring Spanish vocalist Buika. The single is from the new Santana album Africa Speaks, produced by Rick Rubin and coming out June 7 on Concord Records.

Recorded in Malibu, California at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios, Africa Speaks is inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa. When discussing the inspiration for the album, guitarist Carlos Santana stated:

This is music that I hold so dearly, and it’s not a stranger to me. The rhythms, grooves and melodies from Africa have always inspired me. It’s in my DNA. If you take your inspiration from many, it’s called research. I researched this beautiful music from the African continent. They have a frequency that’s all their own. It’s funny, because when I play in Africa, people say, “How do you know our music?” And I say, “How can I not know what I love?”

Santana previously shared the lead singles “Los Invisibles” and “Yo Me Lo Merezco” also featuring Buika. Listen to the Santana single “Candombe Cumbele” featuring Buika below:

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