What is the difference between bongo drums&congo drums?

Answer Bongos and congas are hand-played, open-ended drums from Cuba, with roots in African percussion. They have been used in Cuban popular music since the late 1800s. Despite some similarities, they are... Read More »

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Where did bongo drums come from?

Bongo drums as we know them today originated in Cuba, although the styles of Cuban music in which they were used are rooted in African music. In the 1940s metal lugs were added to make tuning easie... Read More »

How Are Bongo Drums Made?

Bongos are a set of two wooden drums with traditional skin heads that are attached by a wooden block. Although bongo-like drums are found all over the world, including the Middle East and India, th... Read More »

When were bongo drums created?

Bongos as they are known today were originally used and developed in Cuban music styles that began in the Oriente province in the late 1800s. The drums continued to evolve into the 1900s, and by th... Read More »

Where in Africa did the bongo drums come from?

The bongo drum originated in Cuba during the 1800s near Guantanamo. The bongo was influenced by African American immigrants who brought conga drums. The conga drum came from the Congo region of Afr... Read More »