After living in Montevideo for a few months, I have become accustomed with hearing candombe and the rhythmic beats of the drums. It has put me in a trance of sorts, I now realize.
I realize because the samba music here in Rio has struck a chord within me. Beautiful, happy, unifying, and a general 'no worries' feel surrounds the area immediately with these sounds. I'm not dogging candombe (or saying that it isn't happy music etc.), but I pick samba any day of the week. I might get hurt for writing these words upon my return to Montevideo, but it is done.