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Traditional Percussion on Drumset, Part 2: Bongos
Arturo Stable On 23rd Feb 2017
In order to fully understand the function and possibilities of the instrument called bongo, you must explore the Cuban styles of changui, rumba, and son. According to musicologist Fernando Ortiz, the bongo may have originated as ancient drums built specifically to perform songs during ceremonies dedicated to the Ibeyis orishas (twin brothers). But that’s just a theory, because those ancient drums were never found.