Name of Instrument:
How to Play:
The musician strikes the drumhead with his fingertips or palms of his hands.
Conga drums come in a variety of sizes and shapes, each possessing its' own unique sound. The smallest is called niño and the largest is the tumba. Players use any one, a combination or all the four sizes of congas.
First Known Conga Drums:
Conga drums are believed to have roots from both Cuban and African music. It is often referred to as "an Afro-Cuban barrel-shaped drum". Nowadays, congas have adjustable drumheads and are used in Latin-American music.
Musicians Who Use Conga Drums:
Conga players are called congueros and some notable congueros are Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido Camero and Poncho Sanchez.