Congas are single-headed, staved Cuban drums of African descent, originally made from hollowed out logs or recycled barrels. Prevalent in Latin, salsa, reggae, funk and some pop music, congas are capable of producing hundreds of rhythm flavors including calypso, bomba, rumba and bembe. You don’t need sticks or brushes to create all these different sounds. Just play the congas with your fingers and/or your palms while seated or standing.
Get your own conga set and start creating your own conga playing style and sound. We offer conga enthusiasts the best choices in affordable, professional quality conga drums from names like Meinl, Pearl, Toca, LP and more in a wide range of beautifully finished styles. Most congas have a highly resonant wood or fiberglass shell and some even include a playing stand to lift them up off the floor to deliver a fuller and richer sound.