The Rumba, Cuba and the Congas | Periscope

Conga drums
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During the 1920s, the sound of "rumba" music took over Cuba. Rumba was great to dance to, as it was played with many types of percussion instruments. The congas stood out as rumba's major percussion instrument. The conga is a kind of drum played with the hands. It had its roots in African instruments introduced to Cuba during times of slavery.