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Bongos (Bongo Drums)

Bongos (Bongo Drums) are a percussion instrument made of two small drums of different size attached to each other. The larger drum is called a hembra (Spanish for female) and the smaller drum is called a macho (Spanish for male). Bongos are usually made of wood, metal or composite materials attached by a thick piece of wood. The heads are usually made of animal skin, such as goatskin or water buffalo skin, or synthetic material. Bongo drums are held between the knees with the larger drum on the right, and are traditionally played by striking the drumheads with the fingers and palms. Some contemporary compositions require the drums be played with sticks or brushes.

Mid-East Egyptian Pretuned Mosaic Bongos 6-Inch and 7-Inch ( BONE ) Mid-East Egyptian Pretuned Mosaic Bongos 6-Inch and 7-Inch
Wooden bongos with fixed goatskin. Includes soft case. Base drum has a 7" head and is 8.25" tall. Tenor drum has a 6"D head and is 7" tall. Simulated Mother-of-Pearl inlay. Colors may vary from photo. Over all width of set is 13". Made in Pakistan. (Out of Stock)
Remo Rhythm Club Bongos 5-Inch and 6-Inch ( RH-5600-00 ) Remo Rhythm Club Bongos 5-Inch and 6-Inch
The Rhythm Club bongos are so cool. Place them on the floor and the kids take care of the rest. This set features molded feet for durability and sound projection. The Pre-tuned synthetic heads and shell are designed for years of carefree play. The set is 5 inches tall and inches long. The base head is 6 inches in diameter and the tenor head is 5 inches in diameter. The perfect size for small hand. Ages 3+. Made in China.
Remo Kids Percussion Bongos 5-Inch and 6-Inch - Rain Forest ( KD-5400-01 ) Remo Kids Percussion Bongos 5-Inch and 6-Inch - Rain Forest
The Kid's Percussion Bongo comes pre-tuned with Remo's popular Fiberskyn 3 drumhead. The bongos are an important part of the Afro-Cuban family of rhythm instruments. This drum features an ACOSTICON ™ body for ease of cleaning and years of durable play. Ages 3+. Made in China.

The history of bongo drumming can be traced to the Cuban music styles known as Changüi and Son. These styles first developed in eastern Cuba (Oriente province) in the late 1800's around the time that slavery was abolished, and with the styles came the development of bongo drums. Initially, bongo drums had heads which were tacked and tuned with a heat source. By the 1940's metal tuning lugs were developed to facilitate easier tuning. Some of the first recordings of bongos can be heard performed by the groups Sexteto Habanero, Sexteto Boloña and Septeto Nacional.

Ethnic Musical Instruments

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