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History of Conga – 8008 – E

12 November, 2017 468 20 No Comments

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Do you know the origin of congas? This great master of percussion gives an intersting explanation on the history of Conga.

 

Commentary:

The Tumbadora is originally from Cuba and passed to Puerto Rico, New York, California, many, many countries. They have a nickname, we call Conga, but Conga originally is the rhythm. So, at the begining we started to play with one Conga, we are talking about the forties, 1940s, to fifties, 1953/54, people like Patato Valdés came with four congas in the early forties, then Mr. Tata Güines came with one conga and two congas in 1955/56. Eventually it’s growing up, you play one conga, two, three, four, five congas and I would like to start with the first step of this pattern that is the Son Montuno Tumbao, that we do like this 1, 2, 3…….

 
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