Music Video

Are there different types of congas?

July 2016

Marvett Perez (1961-2013), presents and discusses the difference between two types of congas. One owned by Poncho Sanchez and the other by Mongo Santamaria. Both congas are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collections.

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Data Source
National Museum of American History
Location
Currently not on view
user
Santamaria, Ramon "Mongo"
maker
Raul Instrumentos de Percussao
Date made
1960's
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Santamaria
Measurements
overall: 29 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 74.295 cm x 31.75 cm
overall: 29 3/8 in x 12 in; 74.6125 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name
drum
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ID Number
2005.0030.01
accession number
2005.0030
catalog number
2005.0030.01
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