Here there is another exercise with variations based on the Charanga pattern, using the Open and Slap beats with eighth. This pattern is applied on Conga and Tumbadora.
Eventually, for the Charanga came another addition, that was the Tumbadora, two congas. People like Tata Güiness, people like Armando Peraza were doing some Charanga patterns, like Mongo Santa María, you know? Like Ray Barreto, like Francisco Boyo, many of them, it is a long list but, we still play in that kind of rhythm. It’s a great rhythm, good for dance, and you have a great, great joy when you play it, and you do it like this, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3…. Right? Another step for that, with a couple of colors, like 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4…. That’s one way. But the way that you feel that, the way that it sound good to start, that’s on the four, so that’s why we count, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3…….