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The bongos are an Afro-Cuban hand drums of the membranophone family where like any headed drum the sound is created by striking a stretched membrane to create vibration which is amplified by a drum or resonator chamber. Bongo's are typically a pair of small open bottomed drums of varying sizes with a head or skin stretched over the top. The larger drum (female) is referred to as the hembra and the smaller (male) the macho. It is unclear as to the exact origins of the bongos however there is evidence to suggest that it could hold lineage with the North African tibilat however these are double headed instruments.

Bongos are played in a similar fusion to conga drums (also available) when the open hand, palm and fingers are used to make a range of different rhythmic patterns. The drum is traditionally played while sitting down and held behind the knees with the larger (macho) drum on the right hand side. However, some multi percussionist in contemporary music will use a stand to mount their bongos for ease of access.

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  • Percussion Plus 5'' red tom tom drum
    Percussion Plus 5'' red tom tom drum
     Product code: PP307
    This is brightly coloured and well made bong drum. It has a 13cm head which has been crafted...
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  • Percussion Plus bongos - red
    Percussion Plus bongos - red
     Product code: PP390
    These red bongos make the perfect addition to any classroom or music group. The head of each...
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  • Percussion Plus Finger Drum 5" x 3"
    Percussion Plus Finger Drum 5" x 3"
     Product code: PP303
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  • Percussion Plus wooden bongos 7.5" & 8.5"
    Percussion Plus wooden bongos 7.5" & 8.5"
     Product code: PP437N
    This pair of bongos have a solid wood construction with great durability, providing great value...
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  • Percussion Plus ABS bongos in black
    Percussion Plus ABS bongos in black
     Product code: PP940-1
    This pair of black ABS bongos from Percussion Plus are great value for money and benefit from a...
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  • Percussion Plus Finger Drum 5" x 5"
    Percussion Plus Finger Drum 5" x 5"
     Product code: PP305
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  • Remo Rhythm Club bongos with 5" and 6" heads
    Remo Rhythm Club bongos with 5" and 6" heads
     Product code: RH560000
    Remo Rhythm Club Bongos are a fun and easy way for children to explore drumming. The vibrant...
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  • Gewa Club Salsa bongos
    Gewa Club Salsa bongos
     Product code: F826002
    These Club Salsa bongos from Gewa are great value for money. They are fitted with natural...
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  • Percussion Plus set of 3 tom tom drums
    Percussion Plus set of 3 tom tom drums
     Product code: PP306
    This is nicely made and attractive set of drums in bright colours. Each drum has a different...
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  • Remo Kids 5" and 6" bongos set
    Remo Kids 5" and 6" bongos set
     Product code: KD540001
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  • LP Aspire bongos
    LP Aspire bongos
     Product code: LPA601-AW
    - Siam oak shells - EZ curve rims - 9/32" diameter tuning lugs - Cuban style steel bottoms
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  • Meinl 'Make your own' bongo cajon kit
    Meinl 'Make your own' bongo cajon kit
     Product code: MYO-BCAJ
    An extremely popular 'Make your Own' bongo cajon kit from Meinl - perfect for a school project...
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  • Percussion Plus bongo stand
    Percussion Plus bongo stand
     Product code: PP438
    The Percussion Plus PP438 bongo stand is a great way of playing your bongos at a comfortable...
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