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Bongo drum

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How to Play Your First Rhythm on Bongos--A Lesson for Beginners

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How to Play Bongo Drums: Basic Martillo for Beginners!

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The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz: Bongo Part 3/3

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Indian drum / bongo tutorial: rhythms from the guru Altaf

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Basic Bongos for Beginners

Bongos are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. In Spanish the larger drum is called the hembra (female) and the smaller the macho (male). Together with the conga or tumbadora, and to a lesser extent the batá drum, bongos are the most widespread Cuban hand drums, being commonly played in genres such as son cubano, salsa and Afro-Cuban jazz. A bongo drummer is known as a bongosero.