Congas Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Percussion Playing for Drummers

As a working drummer, it’s likely that you’re going to be asked to play some hand percussion instruments at some point. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine…

by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres
Feb 28, 2020

New Gear from DW, Aquarian, Gon Bops, Tama, Pearl, and more

DW Collector’s Series Pure Almond Drumset Pure Almond drumsets have been added to the Collector’s Series. Features include a new staggered tandem core shell that’s said to put less tension on the shell and to balance the inherent attack and…

Apr 30, 2019

South Of The Border - Congas and Caribbean Percussion

The conga drum is a greatly misunderstood and underrated instrument. To begin with, the Cuban name “conga” is just one of many names used for drums of this type throughout Western Africa and the Caribbean. Since it was Cuba that…

by Jack Amira
Oct 4, 2017

LP - Uptown Sculpted Ash Congas and Valje Bongos

LP has been at the forefront of hand percussion since introducing its first wood conga, the Classic Model, in 1972. Now an industry standard, the Classic series is available in various natural and painted finishes, and the company recently expanded…

by Michael Dawson
Sep 27, 2017

Traditional Percussion on Drumset, Part 1: Congas

My goal with this set of articles is to share a few traditional percussion rhythms and techniques that can be applied to the drumset. This first installment is dedicated to the tumbadora, aka conga drum. We will explore variations of…

Arturo Stable
Feb 23, 2017