This thesis aims to document the broad development of the conga drum or tumbadora as it is
known in Spanish, a hand drum of Congolese descent which developed in Cuba. The conga
drum is now one of the most popular rhythmic instruments found in the world today, taking
part in a wide range of musical settings. The research includes a historical perspective, a
detailed analysis of sounds, hand technique, rhythms and improvisations, with particular
reference to the contribution of master...[Show more]
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