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Afro-Cuban Percussion

Traditional African percussion took a detour through Cuba to develop an entirely different style of drumming. European influences fused with African drumming styles to develop a sound that has influenced American music and music throughout the world.


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A pair of small, single-headed drums typically played with the hands. Read more here.


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Two hardwood dowels struck together, often playing the rhythm also known as clave. Read more here.


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A set of large single-headed hand drums referred to as quinto, conga, and tumba. Read more here.


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A metal idiophone with one open end usually struck with a stick. Read more here.


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A hollowed out gourd or piece of wood that is usually scraped with a small stick. Read more here.


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A set of hollowed out gourds, pieces of raw hide, or other material with beads or sound-generating objects inside. Read more here.


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A set of 2 single-headed metal drums used in punctuating Cuban music forms. Read more here.