Photo: Jose Mangual Sr. "tuning" his bongoes

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Photo: Jose Mangual Sr. "tuning" his bongoes

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:37 pm

Jose Mangual Sr. "tuning" his tack head bongoes over a can of Sterno, which every bongocero used back in the day.
(trivia: Sterno was invented around 1900)
Mangual tuning.jpg
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Re: Photo: Jose Mangual Sr. "tuning" his bongoes

Postby Ernesto Pediangco » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:04 pm

Also, I believe this is his stage riser at the Palladium ( Machito Qrch .)
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