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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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Resplendent in a long, blue gown with enough Lycra in the full-length sleeves to flash the impressive muscles needed to thrash the conga drums at stage left, she glided back and forth, barefoot (literally tracking the music, since she is severely hearing impaired), from gongs stage right past xylophones, past temple blocks, to cymbals at extreme stage left.
The students learned to play three mathematically disparate rhythms on conga drums as an introduction to an exploration of ratio.
For instance, rather than the conga drum used in Afro-Cuban music, Afro-Peruvians use a wood box-cum-sound chamber called the cajon.
Presumably overtaken by the snake god, he flicked his tongue while being carried atop a conga drum.
The missing drums include a $500 Mountain Jam djembe drum and a $350 conga drum from Mexico.
Nine drums were taken, including a Mountain Jam djembe drum valued at $500 and a conga drum from Mexico valued at $350.
Instructions include a clear explanation of clave (the meter of Afro-Cuban rhythms) and how it functions; as well as an introduction to some essential Afro-Cuban forms (bembe, guaguanco, and salsa tumbaos); proper hand positioning and strokes; and a series of exercises designed to master the basic techniques of conga drum playing.
CO: The conga drum is to me the best vehicle (as ah ancestral musical instrument) to express my feelings, my heart, and my musicality to all who are willing to listen to my expression.