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BONGOS

   
Definition: Two small drums, one larger (and lower pitched, usually by about a fifth) than the other which are held between the knees and played with both hands. Traced back to Cuba in the late 1800s, and probably originating from Africa.
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BONGOS

Two small drums, one larger (and lower pitched, usually by about a fifth) than the other which are held between the knees and played with both hands. Bongo drums have been traced back to Cuba in the late 1800s, and are still largely associated with Latin music. There is some evidence to suggest that bongoes were brought to Cuba ...read more