What is a conga?

Answer The conga is a drum that originated in Cuba not long after slavery was abolished there in 1886. The first drums were made from hollowed-out logs and either mule or cowhide, which was attached to th... Read More »

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What is a conga drum?

A conga drum is a tall, barrel-like percussion musical instrument, often played in pairs, with a, African-Cuban heritage. Conga drums are a popular musical instrument in the production of rumba, re... Read More »

What is a conga drum made from?

Conga shells are typically made of wood and fiberglass; the hardware is made of metal. All drum heads are manufactured from synthetic materials or natural rawhide. These drums were originally made ... Read More »

What year was the conga drum invented?

The wooden percussion instrument, the conga, was invented in the early 1900s in Africa. The drum is a descendant of the Makuta, a cone-shaped drum, therefore there is no specific date of the incept... Read More »

On what date was the conga drum invented?

The precise date congas were invented is unknown. The first conga drums, which were hollowed out logs with animal skins stretched over the top, originated in Africa. When African slaves were transp... Read More »