Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 10)

Date: May 25, 1996

Source: S1576 , Container 65 , C96-113

Type: Sound

Download: MP3


  • One audio cassette tape. Johnny Conga continues from C96-112 with his personal history. He then discusses various rhythms associated with conga drumming such as comparsa (Cuba), plena (Puerto Rico), bomba (Puerto Rico), rumba (Cuba), abaqua (Afro-Cuban), agogo and samba (Brazil). He also discusses the "Mongo" style of playing, the calabash and Carnival. He plays a Mambo. The Rondalla Filipino String Band gives a history and explanation of the band and the instrument, banduria.

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