What is the name of this?

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Postby Whopbamboom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:28 pm

... or does it even have a name? "Cua" is the closest I've come to a name for it so far.

I found a video and there is a guy off to the right of the screen striking sticks on what looks like a small barrel that he has set on top of a stand. You can catch a glimpse of it maybe 4-5 times throughout the video.

The video is at this page:
http://www.rhythmweb.com/

scroll down to the red box and click on the link that says "Puerto Rican Bomba Drum & Dance, Here" to pull up the video.




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Postby Whopbamboom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:39 pm

Oooh... I think I just found out that the sticks themselves are the "cua's". If that's the case, then what is the name of what the man is striking?
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Postby Tonio » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:41 am

Huh? where's the video?

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Postby Whopbamboom » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:44 am

Whopbamboom wrote:The video is at this page:
http://www.rhythmweb.com/

scroll down to the red box and click on the link that says "Puerto Rican Bomba Drum & Dance, Here" to pull up the video.

Is this not working for you? I was able to pull it up without trouble, though it did take a little time to load on my slow computer.
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Postby Tonio » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:12 am

ok, found it.

It looks like a rounded off tambora, but does not appear to be any heads??
that is weird. By the sound of it, its sounds more of a drum than a cata.

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Postby JayMacho » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:32 am

Yeah, its called Cua. Its just a guagua for bomba. Basically, its a little barrel played with sticks to keep time. It is hollow without heads.
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Postby Whopbamboom » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:56 pm

So the barrel is also called a cua, and not just the sticks?
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Postby tamboricua » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:43 pm

Whopbamboom wrote:So the barrel is also called a cua, and not just the sticks?

I understand the cuá or fuá to be just the two sticks.

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Postby Whopbamboom » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:11 am

Then that still begs the question of what the barrel itself might be called...
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Re: What is the name of this?

Postby Salvarican » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:04 am

Cua is the barrel, which you can also use large bamboo sticks. Theyre used to keep the timing in Bomba from Puerto Rico. The Cua is hit by 2 sticks.
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