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LP Aspire Conga (LPA611-AW)
LP Aspire Conga
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LP LPA646 Aspire Conga Set with Double Stand (LPA646-AWC)
LP LPA646 Aspire Conga Set with Double Stand
  • New: $389.00
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Gon Bops Mariano Series Conga (MB1150)
Gon Bops Mariano Series Conga
LP Patato Conga (LP559X-1RD)
LP Patato Conga
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Pearl Travel Conga (PTC1100)
Pearl Travel Conga
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About Congas:

Among the most recognizable hand drums in the world percussion category, congas (known originally as tumbadoras) first rose to prominence in American popular music in the 1950s, and were a central part of the fusion of Cuban son and New York jazz to create mambo, also known today as salsa. Congas are often played in sets of two or four, with different-sized drums producing complementary tones.

Historically, congas are said to have been derived from African drums, though the two differ greatly in their method of construction. Traditional African drums are carved from logs, while congas and other Cuban drums, are staved, or made by bending and fitting strips of wood, as one would for a barrel. In fact, many believe the first congas may have been constructed with pieces from old barrels. Read More>