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conga

1. a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
2. a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
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Toward the end, in a sequence that silenced the hall, she and tympanist Roberto Bologna coordinated bullet assaults on conga drum and kettle drum by watching each other across the stilled orchestra.
The 60 drums used at the Giant Playroom have among them Djembe Drums, Conga Drums from Cuba and Timbales.
She brought two conga drums and a djembe drum to the class and could be seen eagerly tapping her hands on her knees throughout the session.
Mack, with his Senegalese colleagues, helps create the "urban tribal music" which is the backbone of the show and produced predominantly conga drums and cuicas, Brazilian instruments which mimic the sound of birds.
Q I HAVE a James Dean record in which he plays the conga drums. It was made sometime in the Fifties and is in good condition.
The beat of the tumbadoras (Conga drums) flows through my soul and runs through my veins."
Fans also can visit the Fairmount Historical Museum, filled with hundreds of artefacts from his life, including his baby clothes, letters he wrote, his artwork, and prized bongo and conga drums.
But yesterday Nik, who is studying for A-levels in music and IT at Astley High School, Seaton Delaval, was matching him beat for beat on the tall conga drums.
as an onstage DJ, lost in his own groove, spun beats and an older Hispanic man countered on conga drums. As if drawn by the music, dancers began to file onstage, warming up, freestyling, and egging each other on, like a flashback to a lunchroom scene from television's Fame.
Thanks to the positive image generated by the stars' legendary show, it was easy for an impressionable young audience to fantasize: imagine the thrill of visiting a seemingly lush tropical island teeming with romance, rum and the captivating sound of Conga drums.
Cymbals clash, bells ring, and a trio of conga drums vibrates under the musician's capable hands.
During this period, re-creations of Cuban bata and conga drums were used.