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Are there different types of congas?

Marvette Perez

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.

Collection Object: 
Haitian conga drum
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Medium
wood, hide, and rope
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Description
Cylindrical wooden African drum with pegs and rope around top, and fur & leather skin.
Type
drum
Accession Number
1996.0012.0001