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Congas Percussion instrument

The conga (or tumbadora as the instrument is called in Cuba) is a tall, narrow, single-headed Af ...

Bongó Percussion instrument

The Bongos were first used in the cuban music called the son (1900 - peasant music tradition fro ...

Timbales Percussion instrument

Timbales (also called pailas) are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing, invented in Cub ...

Guiro Percussion instrument

The Cuban Guiro is a long, dried and hollowed out gourd corrugated on its face. It seems to be o ...

Claves Percussion instrument

This instrument is made by two medium-sized long piece of hard and resonant wood (8 inc. long an ...

Triangle Percussion instrument

The triangle is very common for samba and many other styles. It is played with a metal beater i ...

Pandeiro Percussion instrument

The Pandeiro is a type of hand frame drum popular in Brazil, and which has been described as an ...

Cuíca Percussion instrument

Cuíca, or "kuweeca", is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changin ...

Caxixi Percussion instrument

A caxixi is a percussion instrument consisting of a closed basket with a flat-bottom filled with ...

Surdo Percussion instrument

In the complexity of the Samba's structure Surdos play a very important role by carrying on the ...

Berimbau Percussion instrument

Orinally brought to Brazil in the 1500's by Bantù slaves from Africa and used to accompany the ...

Tamborim Percussion instrument

The Tamborim is a single-headed small drum (about 6") very similar to a tombourine but with no j ...

Batá Percussion instrument

Bata music is complex and ideally should be learned under the guidance and tutelage of a master ...

Agogo Percussion instrument

Agogo bells are pairs of bells joined by a curved metal rod. They are shaped much longer than a ...

Chekere Percussion instrument

Beaded gourd instrument originally played in sets of three or more and divided into parts called ...

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