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Beat! Percussion Fever
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    Bongo

Bongo

Brief history

The bongô is an instrument from the membranophone family which consists of two connected drums, one with a higher-pitched sound, and another with a medium-pitched sound.

It is present in Eastern cultures such as Arabic traditions; for example, it is called the tbila in Morocco, and the tabla in India, with these two examples having different structures and sounds. Its current form appeared in Cuba toward the end of the nineteenth century as an instrument used by the Son and Changui groups, musical styles that reflected the fusion of African and Spanish music, and which would later produce the group of rhythms known as salsa.

Brazilian pop music began to make the bongô (as well as conga drums) a regular part of percussion arrangements and accompaniments due to the influence of Cuban and Caribbean music.

Ensembles

Beat! ensemble with bongo

Samba de Roda

Samba de Roda