Single headed Afro-Cuban drum popular around
the world. The set of three comprise the quinto [high], conga [middle]
and tumbadora [low]. The drum is played with both hands and is capable
of many sounds which have to be developed before moving to the rhythmic
repertoire. The main sounds employed are: open tone, muffled tone,
open slap, muffled slap, bass tone, fingers and palm.
information and some conga patterns please refer to the following articles CLAVE CONCEPTS Afro-Cuban Rhythms, CLAVE CONCEPTS
Tito Puente's Para Los Rumberos, GUAGUANCO
Afro-Cuban Rumba, BOMBA Afro-Puerto Rican Treasure and MOZAMBIQUE The Manny Oquendo Touch.
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