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From Above 3 Congas , Shaped Drums : A Tall , Narrow , Single Headed Cuban Drum ...

From Above 3 Congas , Shaped Drums : A Tall , Narrow , Single Headed Cuban Drum  ...

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Description: from above 3 congas , shaped drums : a tall , narrow , single headed Cuban drum with African antecedents , thought to be derived from the Makuta drums associated with Afro Cubans of Central African descent . The Cuban conga is staved , like a barrel . Used both in Afro Caribbean religious music and as the principal instrument in Rumba . Now very common in Latin music , including salsa music , merengue music , Reggaeton , as well as American popular music . Used here in the modern symphony orchestra by harrison birtwistle , in his Mask of Orpheus , ( for the BBC Proms 2009 ) .

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