Congo Drums Game
This Congo drums game is based on the Congo or 'Conga' drums that
have been in use for hundreds of years.
Whilst many call them Congo drums after the Congo region of
Africa where they originated and were used as a method of
communication, they are also called 'Conga drums' as slaves who
were shipped to the Americas perfected their development and use
Traditional Congo drums were made of wood with rawhide nailed to
its base, the nails were then heated, stretching the rawhide to
create tension that could then be beaten for drumming effect. There are three types of Congo
drum; the quinto which is the smallest and has a high pitch; the Conga which is
medium sized that has a more versatile range and the tumbadora, also known as
the tumba, that creates a low steady tone.