Here you have two exercises on the Afro pattern. Notice how the master Giovanni uses the 4/4 pattern with a 6/8 concept. The first variation is for Conga and Tumbadora, the second is only for Conga.
Let’s play now some Afro. I am going to play Afro from Dizzie Gillespie style that I learned from him, of course, and Chano Pozo, who was the first one to bring the Tumbadora to America and it’s so interesting even with congas, even with Bongos, like that, but let’s go on congas. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6….. You can play the Afro on one conga, doing it like this, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…..