Archive for Caribbean
Cuban Conga player, Melena Francis demonstrates some amazing techniques of playing the conga drums. The conga drums; also called tumbadora, are tall, narrow, drums that originated in Cuba and used in Afro-Caribbean music as well. Conga drums have become so popular over the past hundred years that they can now be heard in a variety of different Latin and popular music styles.
Check out the Puerto Rican Cuatro guitar through this video that gives you a close-up on how a cuarto is made and also features the beautiful music of this unique stringed instrument. Cuatros featured here are part of a collection of instruments crafted by Roberto Rivera from www.riverainstruments.com.
If you ever wondered if steel pan drums can rock out– then check out this video to see for yourself. Filmed at the Trinidad and Tobago Urban Ministries, you can see some awesome steel pan drums, dancing and even a limbo or two!
Last week, we featured a Greek video where kids got to limbo on the beach. This time, we’re sharing some of our other favorite limbo videos. Here’s DARIA’s limbo song written to the tune of Tingalayo.
Would you like to learn more about the history of the limbo. You can read about it in English here: http://makingmulticulturalmusic.wordpress.com. Or in Spanish here: http://creciendoconmusicblog.wordpress.com/