Bongo T/Rim Puerto Rico Flag

Don Pablo



"Don Pablo" Bongo with titanium rim with Puerto Rico flag. The Don Pablo Bongo is designed and tested by Musical Instruments Artisans. Bongos are an Afro-Caribbean percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. The larger drum is called the hembra (female) and the smaller drum the macho (male). Bongo drums produce relatively high-pitched sounds compared to conga drums, and should be held behind the knees with the larger drum on the right, when right-handed.

Bongos are mostly associated in Afro-Caribbean music with a steady pattern or ostinato of eight-notes know as the martillo or "hammer". Bongos are one of the most widespread Afro-Caribbean hand drums. Bongos are commonly played in genres such as son cubano, salsa, and Afro-Cuban jazz. 

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