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Music Term: Conga

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Conga


Definition and background:

A dance of Afro-Cuban origin. A single- head percussion instrument of Latin American origin that is played by tapping rhythms with hands and fingers. a long drum played with the fingers and hands, which originated in Latin-American bands and was introduced into the percussion section of the post 1950's orchestra

Or conga drum. A drum with African/Cuban origin that is played with the hands. Shaped like a barrel, it sits on the floor or on a stand and can be played sitting or standing. It has a head on one side only. The conga is the "middle" drum of a typical conga set of drums.


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