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Batá Drums

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The batá drum began to find a place as an instrument of popular music only toward the end of the twentieth century. With increasing interest in world music and specifically in Afro-Caribbean music, batá drums started to be used...

Timbales

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Timbales, also known as pailitas cubanas, pailes, timbaletas and bongó, have a rich history that is closely tied to the settling of the island of Cuba by the Spanish. Like many other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments, these drums...

Bongo Drums

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Like their larger relations the conga drums, the bongo drums derive from the mixing of cultures that occurred after settlers from Spain brought African slaves to the islands of the Caribbean to work on their plantations. These slaves...

Conga Drums

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...The hand drums commonly referred to as ‘conga drums’ or, simply, ‘congas’ made their way into popular music by way of a long history that began with the folkloric and ritual musics of the peoples of Africa. Beginning in the fifteenth...