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  Conga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum of African origin, probably derived from the Congolese Makuta drums.
Modern congas have a staved wooden or fiberglass shell, and a screw-tensioned drumhead.
Congas, being percussive instruments, do not have to be tuned to any particular note in purely percussive settings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conga   (1250 words)

 Conga Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The conga is a Latin American carnival march that became popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1950s.
Others say that Conga was not slave-chain dance, but the dancing and chanting during Easter when the “Congos” (name after the African country named Congo) or Congoleans during the festivities, followed the processions of the Virgin Mary that usually originated in different towns to a church.
The name “Conga,” as it is refers to the Cuban drum was a name given in the United States, rather than its original name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conga_Line   (233 words)

 Introduction to the Conga Drum l
And the conga is often tuned to a "C" and the tumba to a "G".
Be sure to tilt the conga off the floor when tuning the open note or the note may be found to be tuned sharp when you play later with the drum tilted.
Usually a timbale stick or a portion of one is used and the conga is struck either on the side of the shell or on the tuning bolts.
www.drumdojo.com /learning/congaintro1.htm   (5031 words)

 Music of Puerto Rico - Instruments - Congas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The conga drum was adapted from Africa where it began as solid, hollowed out log with a nailed-on skin.
Tumbadoras come in three sizes- the large, true conga (or bass tumbadora), the medium-sized tres por dos and the smaller quinto, the latter of which plays the most elaborate rhythmic patterns, while the basic rhythm is carried by the other two drums.
In the standard conga pattern for one drum, consecutive "dead" tones are played with a rocking motion - heel, fingers for two tones and fingers, heel, fingers for groups of three tones.
www.musicofpuertorico.com /en/instruments_conga.html   (406 words)

 CD Baby: CONGA PUNKS: Music's Genre Defiance
ConGa Punks are an incredible Power Station equipped with various songwriters, composers, arrangers, vocalists, and multifaceted instrumentalists...In the distance, you hear their approach, both infectious and habitual.
ConGa PunKs draw a captivating musical picture with a mixture of alternative, latin, rock, jazz and dance beats that are painted on a canvas of melodic pop that easily catches the ears.
ConGa PunKs was formed in late 2000 after 2 yrs of practice, prep and writing.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/congapunks   (1801 words)

 Conga: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A conga is a tall narrow single-headed Cuba[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link]n drum drum quick summary:
A drum is a percussion musical instrument, consisting of a membrane called a drumhead that is stretched taut over a cylindrical tube that is open...
Congas were derived from the Congo Congo quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/conga.htm   (689 words)

 Conga Drum Fever - Book Sample   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The origin of the Conga is believed to have been with the Bantu people in the great Congo basin of West Africa.
All of the Conga drums, which we know and speak of in musical dialogue are various sizes of Tumbadoras.
Although this is a general term for conga, or Tumbadora rhythms it is usually associated with a particular rhythmic pattern and handing.
www.mninter.net /~thomasjp/ken_book-CongaDrum.html   (785 words)

 introduction to the Conga Drum II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Unlike some hand-drum traditions where a given name refers to a certain rhythm (usually associated with a certain dance or music), tumbao is a collection of different patterns all of a certain type.
Today even 5 congas are seen (For example Raul Rekow of Santana plays 5 congas with the open tones tuned to an opening phrase of a popular latin tune he likes).
Two Conga Tumbao: The single conga tumbao was expanded to two congas by such pioneers as Carlos "patato" Valdez, Mongo Saintamaria, Ray Romero and a number of others.
drumdojo.com /learning/congaintro2.htm   (1311 words)

 conga drum - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Conga, Afro-Cuban barrel drum, long and narrow in shape, played with the fingers and palms.
The conga is also an Afro-Cuban ballroom dance in duple...
Drum (fish), any of several fishes capable of making a noise under water resembling the roll of a muffled or distant drum.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/SRPage.aspx?search=conga+drum   (162 words)

 StreetSwing's Dance History Archives - La Conga Dance Page - Main1
The Afro-Cuban 'Conga' (Spanish=a Congolese woman) is really a "Mixer" type dance, done by a solo or group of dancers most common in a single file line.
The Conga may be done touching or separate or a mixture.
However the Conga Line was done much earlier and was introduced at a wedding Reception (Frieda's) as early as 1905 by the "Gloriosky Old Maids", specifically Prudence Adams.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3conga.htm   (433 words)

 Conga Drum
As it is made to look and sound like a conga drum, and because it succeeds so well on each count, that is what I call it.
This new (old) kind of conga drum is the one to have if you want to get started as a percussionist.
The musicians I heard were pro players and could have used any type of conga, but this was their first choice.
www.danmahony.com /conga.htm   (1193 words)

 Cranium Conga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Along with the Sinclair C5 and the helicopter ejector seat, the conga has got to be one of the most idiotic things ever invented.
Cranium Conga is a rowdy, fast-paced party game based on (you've guessed it) Cranium, and it's even more entertaining than the multi award-winning original.
Cranium Conga is a total hoot at parties, and it really is a game where taking part is as satisfying as winning.
www.firebox.com /?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=926   (536 words)

 Gloria Estefan - Bio, Song Lyrics, Music, & Videos
He's been working as a DJ part time, and that's put him in close touch with the sounds that are cutting-edge.
The remixed version of "Conga" provides the perfect bridge between Estefan's salad days and the new tunes that hint at where the artist is headed in the future.
And I love that it's reminiscent of 'Conga,' in terms of the percussive feel of the verse and the speed of lyric delivery.
www.musicalspanish.com /gloriaestefan.htm   (514 words)

 Gator GP Conga W, Padded Conga Bag with Wheels Conga Bags & Cases
This conga bag is constructed with durable 600 Denier Nylon and can handle the rigors of the road.
After using many different brands of soft conga cases, I have found the Gator also to be the most stable bag as well.
Congas are top heavy, so it makes sense to load them inverted and this bag has plenty of padding to protect the heads.
music123.com /Gator-Padded-Conga-Bag-with-Wheels-i145436.music?...   (417 words)

 Technorati Tag: conga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Conga Circle ist ein System aus den USA, welches einem ermöglicht, innerhalb wenigen Wochen seine nötigen Referals zusammen zuhaben.
www.technorati.com /tag/conga   (435 words)

 The History of the Conga Drum - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The conga has gone through several changes in form and materials since it was originally created.
The conga drum is so entrenched in our culture that lessons are now being taught at various schools across the island, even at the university level.
Conga drums played an important part in our ancestors lives and as such, should also be important in our lives.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/TeenAge/html/20050808T210000-0500_85732_OBS_THE_HISTORY_OF_THE_CONGA_DRUM.asp   (308 words)

 UNIVERSITY of SALSA - Glossary of Terms (A-E)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A modified form of the European military bass drum, used in musical styles such as the conga for Carnaval in Cuba.
Small pair of single-headed drums attached by a thick piece of wood, tuned high in pitch and played while held between the player's legs.
Type of Latin ensemble developed in the 1950's through the influence of the jazz groups and big bands that employed the drum set, bass, piano in the jazz rhythm section format along with all of the standard Latin percussion of
www.planetsalsa.com /university_of_salsa/glossaryae.htm   (1874 words)

 How to Behave on a Conga Line - eHow.com
A conga line need not be a kitschy embarrassment.
Conga lines are particularly effective outside traditional tropical contexts.
The conga line is not to be confused with the Trinidadian wine dance.
www.ehow.com /how_4283_behave-conga-line.html   (283 words)

 Cranium Conga
Cranium Conga is the fast-paced "guess what I'm thinking" game that will get your whole family acting, scupting, guesstimationg, and picking hilarious words.
Everyone 8 to 88 will have a great time laughing about the fun facts and funny memories that only your family and friends would know.
Cranium Comga comes with over 300 outrageously fun game cards, a high-energy musical timer with an erasable secret answer pad, six Conga scoring cases, 96 scoring tiles, and a tub of cool Cranium Clay.
www.boardgames.com /craniumconga.html   (134 words)

 Cranium | Our Shop
Cranium Conga is the fast-paced guessing game that will get your whole family acting, sculpting, guesstimating, and picking hilarious words.
Write your answer on the erasable secret pad inside the Conga timer, close the cover, and pass it to the first guesser.
Conga includes 315 outrageously fun game cards, a musical timer with erasable secret answer pad,* six Conga scoring cases, 96 scoring tiles, and a tub of cool Cranium Clay.
store.cranium.com /catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_8&products_id=11&track_id=hp_sb_conga   (213 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Cranium Conga: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pass Conga to the player on your left, and this person is now the first guesser.
If it was wrong, the guesser quickly passes Conga on by their left-hand side.
Cranium Conga is the fast-paced "guess what I'm thinking" game that will get your whole family acting, sculpting, guesstimating, and picking hilarious words.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008MIGP   (1169 words)

 Learn Conga Drumming - Dancing Hands Music
This video uses the same step-by-step approach as our book Conga Drumming, covering the same rhythms and many of the same parts.
After three conga parts are taught for each rhythm, they're put together in sizzling ensemble performances you can play along with.
In those performances, special guest Raul Rekow of Santana solos on congas and bongos, while electrifying Cuban dancer Rosie Lopez Morès from the legendary Tropicana nightclub in Havana dances rumba in our Minnesota living room.
dancinghands.com /view_category.php?id=1&PHPSESSID=51c5ea5d3088d5111...   (432 words)

 Biffleys: Conga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conga is the fast-paced “guess what I’m thinking” game that will get your whole family acting, sculpting, guesstimating, and picking hilarious words.
Brought to you from the makers of the smash-hit party game Cranium, Conga celebrates the fun facts and funny memories that make your family unique.
Whether it's the time your brother thinks your mom has never climbed a tree in her life or the time when Uncle Gus admits that his dream job is to be a ferryboat captain, Cranium Conga provides giggles and laughs for everyone—from an 8-year-old, to a teenager, to mom and dad.
www.biffleys.com /Cranium/conga.htm   (178 words)

 Conga Latin Bistro
Conga is a place that from now on should be known for more than just it's salsa dancing; it should also be known for it's FOOD, as well as for the two giant, and I mean giant, conga drums that you need to walk between to get to the dining area.
Journeying to Conga for our second chance at reviewing a restaurant with Renee and Steve was well worth the trip, of course the company was stellar, but so was the food.
I knew Conga was known for its bar and dance club but never knew they had a separate formal dining area.
www.reneeandsteve.com /conga.htm   (1045 words)

 AAF Mini Mac Conga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are two types of Conga lines out there, each with a couple of disadvantages.
Type one works like a traditional pyramid structure where the person at the top of the list receives every referral that is generated until he/she has earned enough completed orders to win a Mac.
Then the next person moves to the front of the conga line and the process continues.
conga.appleaddict.com   (389 words)

 Candido : Conga Kings - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Where the conga men are front and center throughout, it is the brilliant veteran Smith who shines just as bright.
Considering there are as many as ten conga drums going at once, the sonic reproduction is remarkably distinct.
The music is firmly rooted in tradition, exciting from start to finish, and a perfect vehicle for students to learn the authentic rhythms which these three masters have led their lives by.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,983728,00.html   (451 words)

 Amazon.com: Conga Kings: Music: Candido Camero,Carlos Valdes,Giovanni Hidalgo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Expertly sequenced to allow the group to shine at varied tempos, the album ends with "Conga Kings Grand Finale," a seven-minute-plus affirmation of the musicians' vast talents and great affinity for one another.
The Conga Kings is a historic recording session that brings together three giants of Afro-Caribbean percussion.
In addition to the Conga Kings there is a "who's who" of seasoned musical veterans here to support the masters.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004SURV?v=glance   (1383 words)

 Free iPod conga :: View topic - The conga line and all it's glory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The following conga line has been set up to bring those of us who wish to participate in the free Ipod offer from Gratis together and expedite the process.
If I do host the conga, I will make jaydogg30 a moderator who can edit any of the posts like it was this.
My word of advice: make her join us here on the conga rather than use your referral link: you might gain 1 referral quickly that way, but she'll have to go through the pain of finding 5 on her own (believe me, I've 10 referrals who joined but never completed an offer).
freeipodconga.hollosite.com /viewtopic.php?t=3&start=0   (5235 words)

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